An amino acid, NAC has been shown in clinical studies to be an excellent means to recharge cellular glutathione, a foundational antioxidant.
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid that boosts antioxidant function and is commonly used as an agent tohelp clear sinus and airway congestion caused by mucus overproduction. NAC is a source of the conditionally essential amino acid L-cysteine and is a precursor to the tripeptide glutathione, an essential intracellular antioxidant, and therefore supports antioxidant and cellular detoxification pathways in the body. In addition, a growing body of research also highlights the role of NAC in supporting neuropsychiatric health. Each capsule of N-Acetyl Cysteine provides 500 mg of this versatile amino acid.
N-acetyl cysteine is one of the few antioxidants found to raise glutathione levels. Glutathione is an important antioxidant used in many different metabolic processes within the body. Maintaining adequate levels is important to maintaining the health of the respiratory, hepatic and immune systems. It is also important in supporting antioxidant protection of lipids and proteins and supporting the normal response to
inflammation.1-7 Glutathione is not well absorbed by the body when taken orally, so it can be difficult to sustain adequate glutathione levels. NAC has been shown to significantly increase glutathione levels. NAC is also capable of reducing the viscosity of mucous and is also used to support respiratory and pulmonary health.
Detoxification Support and Antioxidant Protection. Though studies have shown the absorption of oral glutathione to be limited,8 supplementation with NAC has been shown to significantly increase circulating levels of glutathione in the body.9,10 Increasing glutathione levels in turn increases the production of specialized antioxidant enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase and
detoxification enzymes such as glutathione S-transferases. Through the activity of these enzymes, NAC protects the body from oxidative damage, increases phase II detoxification, and enhances the normal breakdown of toxins and other metabolic
byproducts of the body.
60 Capsules - 60 Servings
Ingredients: N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine USP 500mg
Directions: 2 or more capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
Cautions: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.