N-Acetyl-Cysteine 600 mg
(Mfg Disc 05/08/13 ts)
N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is the acetylated form of L-cysteine that has been used to break up pulmonary and bronchial mucous.86-
94 It is very efficiently absorbed and has been shown to protect cells directly.95-104 NAC is an antioxidant and a free radicalscavenging
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.105
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 donor16 in
phase II detoxification and as a methyl donor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine.17,18 N-acetyl cysteine also
enhances immune function.19-22 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.23 In addition, N-acetyl cysteine is used to
support bronchial health.24-27
Serving Size 1 capsule
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving
N-Acetyl Cysteine 600 mg
Other ingredients: gelatin, vegetable stearate, silica.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast,
gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Dosage and Use
Take one capsule one to three times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
When taking N-acetyl cysteine it is recommended that two to three times as much vitamin C be taken at the same time.
Those who supplement with NAC should drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily in order to prevent cysteine renal stones. Cysteine
renal stones are rare but do occur.