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  • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 600 mg

    Product UPC# 737870154365

    Item# LEF1534

  • Retail Price: $14.00
  • Our Price: $10.48
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N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 600 mg
L-cysteine is a conditionally essential amino acid, one of only three sulfur-containing amino acids, the others being taurine (which can be produced from L-cysteine) and L-methionine (from which L-cysteine can be produced in the body by a multi-step process). Cysteine plays a role in the sulfation cycle, acting as a sulfur donor in phase II detoxification and as a methyl donor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Cysteine also helps synthesize glutathione, the body’s most important intracellular antioxidant and a vital detoxifier.

N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) is the acetylated form of L-cysteine that has been used to break up pulmonary and bronchial mucous. It is very efficiently absorbed and has been shown to protect cells directly and support the immune system.114-122 NAC is an antioxidant and a free radical-scavenging agent that increases intracellular glutathione at the cellular level. NAC can act as a precursor for glutathione synthesis as well as a stimulator of the cytosolic enzymes involved in glutathione regeneration. NAC has been shown to protect against oxidative stress-induced neuronal death in cultured granule neurons.

  • Directions

    Directions: Take one capsule one to three times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients: 1 vegetarian capsule supplies:
    N-acetyl-L-cysteine 600 mg
    Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice bran extract.

    Warning: Those who supplement with NAC should drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily in order to prevent cysteine renal stones. Cysteine renal stones are rare but do occur.

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