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Dietary supplement with N-acetyl cysteine, in vegan capsules.
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is amino acid cysteine attached to the acetyl group. It has gained a lot in popularity recently as a dietary supplement, because it is a precursor of glutathione in the body, which is one of the body's strongest antioxidants.
NAC is found in most protein-rich foods. You can find it in food of animal origin, such as chicken, turkey, pork, duck, eggs, milk, cottage cheese, cheese. Its plant based sources are garlic, onions, red peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, oats, wheat germ.
NAC or N-acetyl cysteine is used in both medicines and dietary supplements. In medicine, it is used primarily as a medication that is used to treat paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose, which causes liver failure, while it can also be found in many over-the-counter medications for flu and cold. It is mostly classified as a liver cleansing and detox product, but has many other beneficial properties. Because it participates in the production of the body's strongest antioxidant - glutathione, it is especially welcome and useful in the colder parts of the year and during times of reduced immune resistance and increased physical and/or mental stress.
The purpose of the article is to provide information and learn about the active ingredient NAC. The article does not provide instructions for dosing, use and treatment. NAC as a dietary supplement should not be used for the treatment of symptom prevention.
What is NAC?
NAC is short for N-acetylcysteine (N-Acetyl Cysteine, N-Ac). It is a substance used by the human body to build glutathione - the leading antioxidant in the body that is considered to be the strongest defense the body can produce. Antioxidants have an important role in the body and that is to protect and repair cells from damage.
NAC is one of the few active ingredients that is classified as both a medicine and a dietary supplement and can be sold officially in the form of a dietary supplement without a prescription in stores that sell dietary supplements.
How does NAC work?
N-acetylcysteine is very similar in composition to the amino acid L-cysteine (it's its acetyl form) and also to glutathione itself. It is a direct precursor of glutathione, as the body needs cysteine in addition to glycine and glutamic acid to produce glutathione. Because cysteine is a limiting factor in glutathione production, NAC can increase its production and thus antioxidant activity in the body.
Net quantity: 100 capsules