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What Is It?
N-acetyl-l-cysteine is an Antioxidant Vitamin and (NAC) is a derivative of the dietary amino acid l-cysteine. NAC has a high affinity for lung tissue, which it supports through mucolytic and has one of the best antioxidant action. NAC also enhances glutathione production and plays a role in heavy metal detoxification.
Uses For NAC
As an Immune Vitamin for Immune and Respiratory System Health: When mucus thickens, it can become difficult to expel. Due to its sulfur content, NAC is able to disrupt disulfide bonds, thinning the mucus so that it is more easily expelled from the lungs, along with trapped particles and bacteria. NAC is a free radical scavenger and thus supports epithelial cell health and healthy cilia activity in the respiratory tract. NAC is also a precursor to the antioxidant glutathione, and supplemental NAC increases tissue levels of glutathione. As fundamental components of the immune system, lymphocytes rely on glutathione to function properly. Tissues enhanced with glutathione support overall antioxidant protection and help to maintain a healthy immune system. A multicenter, randomized, double-blind trial with 262 participants indicated that NAC supplementation for six months supported upper respiratory tract and immune system health. A recent meta-analysis of eight double-blind, placebo controlled trials provided additional support for NAC’s ability to support respiratory tract health. Supports Heavy Metal Detox: Several animal studies suggest that NAC administration may help with heavy metal detox to reduce mercury and cadmium accumulation in the kidneys and liver and/or to moderate the effects of the metals in those tissues. NAC may achieve these actions in part by facilitating mercury removal from tissues, promoting healthy glutathione levels, or protecting tissues from peroxidation generated by heavy metals.
What Is The Source?
N-acetyl-l-cysteine is derived from duck feather. The vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) is derived from corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil.
We recommend between 1000–2000mg daily, in divided doses, between meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
Rare side effects may include nausea, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, dizziness, or abdominal pain. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
NAC may interact with nitroglycerin and metoclopramide. Consult your physician for more information.
1 to 2 Tablets daily, or as recommended by your health care professional.
Yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn, soy or wheat, sugar starch, salt preservatives or artificial colour, flavour or fragrance.
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container:120
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon dioxide and magnesium stearate.
Do not use if you are taking any form of prescription nitrate such as nitroglycerin. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.