N-Acetyl cysteine is a stable form of the sulfur amino acid L-cysteine, and is a powerful antioxidant. It is also a precursor of glutathione, a major antioxidant. Glutathione is activated by the selenium-containing glutathione peroxidase, one of the most important antioxidant enzymes in the body. N-Acetyl cysteine is better than glutathione supplements, which may break down during digestion and lose potency.
Researchers have known for a long time that N-acetyl-L-cysteine, an antioxidant complex substance, supports bronchial and respiratory health. Its most powerful ability is to support healthy cellular levels of glutathione. But now a wave of new studies is showing amazing benefits on overall health. N-acetyl-L-cysteine can affect energy production, well-being, and quality of life.
1. Potent medicine against respiratory disease
Acetyl cysteine is a well known substance for treatment such respiratory disease as chronic bronchitis, tracheitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, lung abscess, emphysema, laringotracheitis, bronchial asthma and many others, that are accompanied by formation of mucopurulent sputum.
2. Removing toxins and toxic substances from your system
N-acetyl cysteine is also used for preventing alcoholic liver damage; for protecting against environmental pollutants including carbon monoxide, chloroform, urethanes and certain herbicides; for reducing toxicity of ifosfamide and doxorubicin, drugs that are used for cancer treatment; as a hangover remedy; for preventing kidney damage due to certain X-ray dyes; and for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
3. Supports cellular health
The main power of N-acetyl-L-cysteine’s to benefit overall health lies in its ability to support healthy cellular levels of glutathione, which is used by all cells for protection against free radical damage and insults from foreign compounds.
4. Antioxidative effect
It is believed that N-acetyl-L-cysteine causes antioxidative effect at least by 3 different methods: first of all, it’s a direct antienzymic action of N-acetyl-L-cysteine on the free radicals. Adding N-acetyl-L-cysteine in the “in vitro” experiment reduces damaging effect of hydric dioxide (H202) which can be explained by the direct interaction of N-acetyl-L-cysteine and H202. Protective properties can be also related to the increased levels of glutathione in cells.
N-acetyl-L-cysteine is also a powerful nutrient in its own right, providing support for the immune system and liver. It’s quickly and readily absorbed into the body where it begins to provide direct cellular protection.
If you’re looking for potent nutrient with highly bioavailability, that benefits overall health and promotes glutathione production, add 600-1,800 mg N-acetyl-L-cysteine to your nutrient regimen every day. This is 1 tablet 1 to 2 times per day, preferably on an empty stomach with fruit juice.