What Is All The Fuss About NAC?
NAC helps treat the common cold, respiratory congestion and influenza. NAC has also been shown to decrease platelet aggregation and blood clotting.
N-acetyl cysteine, also known as N Acetyl L Cysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of cysteine. Cysteine is known as a dispensable or non-essential amino acid. It is a sulfur amino acid and is produced from the essential amino acid methionine.
It indirectly functions in the production of the body’s most abundant antioxidant – glutathione, which is made in the body’s cells. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that can damage cells and tissues in your body.
As a mucolytic (a substance that loosening mucus in your air passageways), NAC helps treat the common cold, respiratory congestion and influenza.
NAC plays an important role in your body’s detoxification process.
Eating high-protein foods can provide your body with the amino acid cysteine.
Levels of glutathione decrease as we age, and also as a result of stress, and toxin exposure. Boosting glutathione levels may provide many health benefits.
Activated charcoal – avoid taking NAC at the same time as it nullifies the effect of charcoal
Nitroglycerine – used in some instances for heart problems cannot be used with NAC
Disclaimer: this is for information purposes only and not to replace advice by your qualified health care provider.
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