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Pure N-Acetyl Cysteine - 500g (2x250g)
Pure N-Acetyl Cysteine - 500g (2x250g)

Pure N-Acetyl Cysteine - 500g (2x250g)

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Retail Price: R 1,490.00

Packed in 2x 250g container (as seen in image)

Serving size: 1 - 2g

Serving per container: 250 - 500 (dose dependent)

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a slightly modified version of the amino acid Cysteine1. NAC is an amino acid that has powerful antioxidant properties and appears to be the most optimal form for absorption by the body. 2

Extra information for the curious mind:

NAC and Breathing Disorders NAC has been used to treat both cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which both have characteristics of thick mucus3. NAC is mucolytic which means that it assists in getting rid of thick mucus by thinning the mucus secretions. By thinning the mucus it assists the body in getting rid of the mucus as the mucus can move through the lungs more easily.
NAC and Degenerative Diseases Since NAC is an antioxidant it helps prevent inflammation and cell damage. This means it can assist in treating degenerative diseases (diseases that get progressively worse) by protecting all the healthy cells from damage. NAC also appears to block the process of cells self-destructing.
NAC and Toxicity  NAC has been used to treat Paracetamol toxicity which is caused by an excessive use or overdose of a drug called paracetamol. One of the metabolites of paracetamol depletes the liver of glutathione (a natural antioxidant) and damages the liver cells leading to liver failure4. NAC neutralizes the metabolite and replenishes the glutathione levels in the liver thus restoring the liver back to normal.

 

1 http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2010/5/n-acetyl-cysteine/page-01

2 http://www.livestrong.com/article/285606-what-are-the-benefits-of-n-acetyl-cysteine/

3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetylcysteine#Adverse_effects

4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paracetamol_toxicity