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N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC)

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) - 60 Vegicaps

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) is a specially modified form of the amino acid cysteine, a powerful antioxidant and immune stimulant. Unlike pure cysteine, which can be neurotoxic in high doses, NAC is very safe. One of the most important attributes of NAC is that it is a precursor to glutathione, a key antioxidant for promoting liver detoxification. NAC stimulates glutathione synthesis in the body and oral supplementation with NAC has been found to raise glutathione levels. NAC has been used since the 1960's in conventional medicine for respiratory illnesses, including chronic asthma and bronchitis, emphysema and TB. It has mucous thinning properties, that inhibits bacterial adhesion to mucous membranes. 60 Vegicaps

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Solgar

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60 Vegicaps

Common Uses

An amino acid used to promote liver detoxification, raise glutathione levels. The most prevalent and well accepted clinical use of NAC has been as an antidote for acetaminophen (Tylenol, paracetamol) poisoning. Large supplemental doses of NAC have been used successfully to treat hepatic and renal failure caused by glutathione depletion, resulting from acetaminophen overdose - NAC restores liver glutathione levels and helps the liver break down acetaminophen.

Suggested Dosage

Adults: 1 capsule daily with juice or water, in between meals, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

Health Information

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) is a specially modified form of the amino acid cysteine, a powerful antioxidant and immune stimulant. Unlike pure cysteine, which can be neurotoxic in high doses, NAC is very safe. The acetyl part of the name N acetylcysteine denotes that the cysteine component is acetylated, meaning it is bonded to molecules called an "acetyl group" - these molecules are similar to the molecules that make up acetic acid, the chemical compound responsible for the characteristic odour and sour taste of vinegar. The end result is that NAC is better absorbed, more stable and safer than cysteine. One of the most important attributes of NAC is that it is a precursor to glutathione, a key antioxidant for promoting liver detoxification. NAC stimulates glutathione synthesis in the body and oral supplementation with NAC has been found to raise glutathione levels. NAC has been used since the 1960's in conventional medicine for respiratory illnesses, including chronic asthma and bronchitis, emphysema and TB. It has mucous thinning properties, that inhibits bacterial adhesion to mucous membranes - bacterial adherence is important to the persistence of bacteria in the airways. NAC also acts as an expectorant to clear mucus from the airways. Other studies further indicate that NAC can potentially benefit disease conditions characterised by decreased glutathione levels or oxidative stress, including heart disease, heavy metal toxicity, HIV infection, influenza and cancer. NAC has been shown to be of some value in treating cigarette smoking, hepatitis and myoclonus epilepsy. In the treatment of heart disease, studies show that NAC helps lower homocysteine, potentiates the activity of nitroglycerine and protects against ischemic and reperfusion damage, which can accompany stroke, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and surgery or transplantation.

Ingredients

Each vegetable capsule provides: N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 600mg. Encapsulated with these natural ingredients: Magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, vegetable capsule shell, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose.

Precautions

Keep out of reach of Children. NAC is generally safe and well tolerated, however in all cases of illness, seek professional advice before self prescribing. Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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