NAC; n-acetyl cysteine is the precursor to glutathione - a critical antioxidant that helps prevent oxidative damage, especially in tissues like the lungs. Used for many years for conditions like bronchitis, COPD, liver toxicity due to Tylenol use, and breaking up excessive mucous in cystic fibrosis and smokers.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, or N-A-C, is an acetylated form of the amino acid cysteine. Cysteine is the most important precursor to glutathione (GSH), the most critical antioxidant produced in the body. Glutathione helps chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body. N-A-C is approved as a drug in some European jurisdictions for use in preventing liver damage from acetaminophen overdose. It has been used for over 30 years for respiratory health, providing some relief to those suffering from chronic respiratory conditions such as the annoying post-nasal drip, sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, the congenital disease cystic fibrosis, and even life-threatening conditions such as COPD. N-A-C also promotes cardiovascular health due to its unique ability to inhibit levels of a specific lipoprotein called Lp(a), a marker of heart disease.
Acetylated cysteine is better absorbed than regular cysteine. AOR’s N-A-C is an excellent choice for those looking for a single supplement to promote overall health including cellular protection and cardiovascular health. People suffering from chronic respiratory conditions may also benefit from regular use of N-A-C.
As the precursor for the important antioxidant glutathione, AOR’s NAC provides a wide range of health benefits in an effective dosage.