What is N-acetyl cysteine?
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid used by the body to build Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect and repair cells from damage.
Why do people take NAC?
As a prescription drug, doctors use NAC to treat acetaminophen (Panadol) overdose. It may also help break up mucus in people with some lung diseases, like chronic bronchitis.
There is evidence it can help prevent liver and kidney damage caused by some drugs. NAC is a potent heavy metal chelator to help eliminate heavy metals from the body.
NAC may help prevent colon cancer in people with some types of colon polyps. It may help with pain reduction, infertility, the flu, HIV, cystic fibrosis, liver disease, angina, high cholesterol, and some eye conditions.
Can you get NAC naturally from foods?
No, NAC cannot be found in foods.
Good news! We are now stocking NAC in the clinic.
If you have any questions regarding NAC please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are asthmatic, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, on blood thinners or certain blood pressure medicines, you must check with a doctor before using NAC supplements.