- Anti-mucus, promotes respiratory health
- Protects the liver by boosting glutathione levels
- Pure N-A-C with no fillers
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Non-medicinal Ingredients: Capsule: hypromellose.
AOR Guarantees: that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, dairy, soy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproducts.
Adult Dosage: Take 1 capsule per day, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Cautions: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you suffer from cystinuria or cystine kidney stones, if you are taking nitroglycerin or antibiotics, or for use beyond six months or if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use with charcoal.
Pregnancy/Nursing: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use
- Anti-mucus in the lungs
- Acetaminophen overdose
- AIDS / HIV
- Liver detoxification
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, or NAC, is an amino acid that acts as an antioxidant and is a precursor in the body to glutathione (GSH), a critical antioxidant. NAC is a more stable form of the amino acid cysteine (which is very unstable and oxidizes readily) because it has an acetyl group (CH3CO) attached. NAC is also more bioavailable and 6 times as cost-effective as the tripeptide glutathione. Glutathione consists of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine. The body breaks this tripeptide apart before absorption, but the rate limiting (most valuable) amino acid for the purpose of making glutathione is the cysteine. Therefore, simply taking NAC makes much more sense.
Mechanism of action
Most of the beneficial effects of orally administered NAC are theorized to be a result of increased source of GSH groups. NAC can stimulate GSH synthesis, enhance glutathione-s-transferase activity, promote detoxification and act as an antioxidant.