N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) provides every cell in the body with increased glutathione which is the most powerful antioxidant protection for your cells. NAC is a natural amino acid that is well absorbed from the gut and goes into the bloodstream.
In contrast, glutathione is not well absorbed from the gut and only trace amounts ever reach the bloodstream and the cells that need it most. So, you are wasting money taking glutathione supplements by mouth. Glutathione is largely destroyed by stomach acid, so oral dosing is not effective. Glutathione can be administered intravenously for people with serious illnesses but is expensive. If you take NAC supplements, the NAC gets made into glutathione.
NAC is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger
A free radical is an unstable molecule in a cell that does not have a paired electron. In order to stabilize itself, it attacks nearby molecules to seize one of their electrons, which in turn then makes that molecule a free radical. This sets off a chain reaction that causes severe damage to cells. This accelerates aging and inflammation and weakens your immune system. NAC can reduce this destruction by free radicals in your cells by increasing glutathione production in all your cells and especially the liver. The liver sends out the glutathione to all your organs such as the lungs and kidneys and the bone marrow which repairs damage in these areas.
Free radicals are implicated in the genesis of every known disease, from liver disease, lung disease, neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, arthritis, and cataracts to cancer. Free radicals speed up aging by their ability to damage cells and the teleomeres at the end of their DNA.
NAC has been used in medicine for many years and is extensively studied and researched in clinical trials. It has been found to be generally safe.
NAC neutralizes environmental toxins and pollutants including heavy metals that accumulate in the liver and kidneys.
NAC improves respiratory health because it breaks up biofilm which thins mucus. This enables the mucus to be expelled from the body cavities more easily. NAC can control infections in the respiratory tract such as sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis and bronchiectasis. NAC has benefits to reduce gum disease and improve oral health. Many find it useful to reduce bad breath.
Glutathione is the body’s major antioxidant to neutralize free radicals and also detoxify the body from dangerous chemicals by improving liver and immune function..
Reduced production of glutathione by the body’s cells can be found with advancing age, chronic disease and liver disease. N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) can be taken daily to provide your cells with a safe and effective method to increase glutathione levels within your whole body. Most of the glutathione required by the body is manufactured within the cells of the body. This occurs predominantly in the liver with approximately 80% of the glutathione produced in the liver being exported to the bloodstream to protect other organs and for detoxification.
People with liver problems such as fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, etc. produce inadequate amounts of glutathione. This decreased glutathione level makes the liver more susceptible to inflammation and toxicity.
- To reduce brain inflammation
- Lymphocytes to fight infection
- To achieve peak physical and mental performance; take NAC before exercising to improve performance and endurance.
- Protect cell membranes, cellular proteins and DNA thus slowing down aging
- Build muscle – NAC has been shown to accelerate muscle growth. NAC is used by athletes and bodybuilders to gain lean muscle size and weight. NAC has been shown to slow the muscle loss that normally occurs with ageing.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.