N-acetyl-l-cysteine, more commonly known as NAC, is a derivative of the amino acid cysteine. L-cysteine is one of the amino acids used as building blocks for protein in the body. NAC also helps to replenish levels of glutathione in the body. Glutathione is one of the body’s most important antioxidants. Each capsule contains 500mg of easy-to-absorb NAC.
Cysteine is the rate-limiting amino acid in the production of glutathione. This means that the amount of cysteine you consume in your diet, and if you don’t consume enough, can have an impact on how quickly you make glutathione. Therefore, providing it in supplement form (as NAC) may be particularly helpful for supporting the body's own production of glutathione. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine may be defined as a precursor to glutathione, also known as the “master antioxidant”.
On its own, the amino acid l-cysteine can be quite unstable, but in the altered form of NAC, it is highly stable, and is also very well absorbed by the body. It is also one of the few amino acids that contains sulphur. Because of this NAC may have a strong sulphur-like odour, which is completely normal.
NAC is highly absorbable and supplies the body with bioavailable L-cysteine, the limiting amino acid in new glutathione synthesis.
NAC is highly absorbable and stable to oxidation.
Each capsule typically contains:
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) 500mg
1 capsule three times daily, after meals, or as directed.
If pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any kind of medication or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product.
Nutri Advanced supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Results may vary between individuals.
NAC has undergone a minor reformulation and the formula is now vegan.
NAC is super for detoxing. I'm using it to help my 87 year old mother who has been put on painkillers and it is affecting her brain causing confusion and worsening the symptoms of her Alzheimer's. NAC helps to detox Codeine, Paracetamol and the Opioid patch she is using. I'm hoping it will reduce the mental confusion.