“NAC is needed to make and replenish glutathione in your body and is essential for immune health and fighting cellular damage." – Dr. B
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid that is a precursor to glutathione. It is a powerful free radical scavenger that supports antioxidant and detoxification mechanisms in the body. NAC supports antioxidant activity by neutralizing hydrogen peroxide, hypochlorous acid, and the highly reactive hydroxyl radical and serves as a source of sulfhydryl groups. In addition, NAC enhances production of the tripeptide glutathione—a key component of both antioxidant and detoxification enzymes.
NAC is recognized for its support of normal mucous production and may positively support respiratory function and eye health, especially when consumed over a prolonged period. Research suggests that NAC may protect cell and tissue health by supporting normal metal status in the body.
- Supports Glutathione Synthesis
- Supports Detoxification of Environmental Toxins and Pollutants
- Supports Antioxidant Activity in all Body Cells
- Supports Healthy Respiratory Function
- Supports Respiratory Function via Mucolytic/Antioxidant Properties
- Aids in Clearing Mucous in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
- Doubles as a Replacement and Stopgap for other Compromised Antioxidants, Such as Glutathione
- Aids in Sulfate Repletion in conditions, such as Autism, where Cysteine and
- Related Sulfur Amino Acids become Depleted
- Helps Prevent Damage from Acetaminophen Painkiller Overdose