NATURAL FACTORS N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 500 mg 90 Vegetarian Capsules
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) from Natural Factors is a free form amino acid required by the body to make glutathione. Glutathione is a key antioxidant that is involved in many physiological processes, such as fighting oxidative stress, maintaining a healthy immune system, repairing tissues, and supporting overall health. It also recycles other antioxidants.
|Each vegetarian capsule contains:|
|N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC)||500 mg|
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Rice powder, vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Suggested Use: N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) is a highly stable form of cysteine and is a precursor in the body to the critical antioxidant glutathione. It provides antioxidant support and helps to reduce the severity and frequency of influenza-like symptoms in adults over 65 years of age and in those suffering from chronic degenerative diseases.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) from Natural Factors is a free form amino acid and a vital part of the body’s antioxidant defence system. It is needed for the production of glutathione, a key antioxidant involved in many physiological processes, such as fighting oxidative stress, maintaining a healthy immune system, repairing tissues, cellular detoxification, and supporting overall health. NAC supplementation has been clinically shown to increase the body’s antioxidant capacity and help reduce the severity and frequency of influenza-like symptoms in adults over 65. NAC is also the most stable and readily absorbed form of cysteine.
Cysteine as a free form amino acid is one step closer to producing glutathione than when cysteine is consumed as part of a complete protein from food. Oral supplementation with NAC also increases glutathione levels more effectively than supplementing with glutathione itself. This is because glutathione breaks down in the gastrointestinal tract whereas NAC does not. It passes into the bloodstream intact.
'Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 500 mg capsules contain a highly stable form of cysteine, an important sulfur-containing amino acid.
The NAC-Glutathione Connection: Glutathione is vital to the body's antioxidant defense system. Adequate levels of glutathione may protect against atherosclerosis, cataracts, macular degeneration and some liver diseases. Although some supplements contain glutathione, it is preferable to take a precursor, such as NAC, to raise glutathione levels, because most supplemental glutathione is hydrolyzed in the gastrointestinal tract before being absorbed. NAC increases tissue levels of glutathione and is less expensive.