Life Extension N-acetyl Cysteine 600 mg 60 Caps
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. 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.
NAC is an antioxidant 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 is the more efficiently absorbed and used form of the amino acid L-cysteine. L-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. N-acetyl-L-cysteine also enhances immune function. NAC attenuates the progression of the abnormal retention of lipids within liver cells by decreasing development of oxidative stress and subsequent increases in TNF-alpha.
Life Extension N-Acetyl Cysteine Product Highlights
NAC is an antioxidant and a free radical-scavenging agent that increases intracellular glutathione at the cellular level.
Life Extension NAC Benefits:
- Boosts Cellular Glutathione Levels
- N-acetyl-L-cysteine is used to support bronchial health.
- Protects against oxidative stress-induced neuronal death in cultured granule neurons.
- Decreases development of oxidative stress
Take one capsule one to three times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Life Extension N-Acetyl Cysteine NAC 600mg 60 Caps Ingredients & Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving %DV
N-Acetyl Cysteine 600 mg *
* Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, silica
Store in a cool dry place after opening. When consuming NAC you should drink 6-8 glasses of water daily in order to prevent cysteine renal stones which are rare but do occur.
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