NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine) is an easily-absorbed nutrient with robust benefits for bronchial, respiratory, liver, and immune health.
What is NAC?
N-acetyl-L-cysteine is a chemical precursor to glutathione, one of the body’s most important antioxidants because it helps protect your cells against free radical damage. Glutathione is particularly important to protect your neurons.
Fortunately, we all naturally produce small amounts of the amino acid cysteine. Upping the intake of protein-rich foods such as eggs, chicken, yogurt, and legumes can help provide the cysteine we need to keep our glutathione levels healthy.
Benefits of NAC
NAC is used in the medical setting as an antidote against acetaminophen poisoning. Research interest has grown steadily over the years for NAC's potential use in various pulmonary, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and liver disorders.
- It can defend against a plethora of environmental toxins and boost immunity
- NAC supports healthy respiratory tract function and bronchial health
- N-acetyl-L-cysteine promotes healthy glutathione levels
- May help when combating bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
NAC supplements may extend benefit to the following diseases:
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, Arterial hypertension of diabetic etiology, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Chronic bronchitis, Male infertility, Cataract, Dry eye syndrome, Diabetic retinopathy, and Age-related macular degeneration.