N-acetylcysteine for liver support, detoxification, and immune support.
-well recognized for its powerful detoxification capability in the liver.
-strong antioxidant activity.
-supports good pulmonary health by decreasing the thickness of mucus.
-increases glutathione, a primary cellular antioxidant and detoxification factor.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a sulfur-containing amino acid, is the precursor of the amino
acids L-cysteine and glutathione. Animal and human studies of NAC show it to have
powerful antioxidant activity. In addition to antioxidant activity, NAC is effective
in promoting normal liver detoxification.
As a sulfur source, NAC stimulates glutathione (an important antioxidant produced in
the body) synthesis and activity, promotes liver detoxification, and is a powerful
molecule capable of scavenging free radicals.
Research suggests NAC is capable of enhancing immunity. In a double-blind,
placebo-controlled trial, NAC was shown to positively impact lymphocyte cell numbers.
NAC helps maintain good pulmonary health due to its mucolytic activity. NACs sulfur
cleaves bonds in mucoproteins, causing mucus to be subsequently broken into smaller,
less viscous pieces. NAC has been noted to decrease the viscoelasticity of nasal mucus
and increase the clearance of mucus by the cilia by thinning of secretions, thus helping
maintain good pulmonary health.