Brands Fitness | Supplements | Antioxidants | N-Acetyl Cysteine NAC
- Free Radical Protection
- With Selenium & Molybdenum
- Maintains Cellular Health
- A Dietary Supplement
- Amino Acids
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N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a stable form of the non-essential amino acid cysteine. It is a sulfur-containing amino acid that acts as a stabilizer for the formation of protein structures, and is also necessary for the formation of glutathione. Molybdenum and Selenium are essential trace minerals that facilitate the production of several important enzymes.
Take 1 capsule twice daily.
Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), stearic acid (vegetable source) and citric acid.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Do not eat freshness packets enclosed.
Keep freshness packets in bottle until it is empty. Keep bottle tightly closed at all times in between usage. Natural color variation may occur in this product when exposed to air. Speckling in capsule may occur but does not affect product quality.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a plant antioxidant naturally found in onion, is a precursor to glutathione. It has been used as a drug since the 1960s and is listed on the World Health Organization (WHO) Model List of Essential Medicines as an antidote in poisonings. There are numerous other uses or proposed uses in medicine that are still in preclinical and clinical investigations. NAC is also used in food supplements and cosmetics. Despite its abundant use, there are projections that the NAC global market will grow in the next five years.
N-acetylcysteine (also known as N-acetyl-cysteine, NAC) is a precursor to the amino acid L-cysteine and consequently the antioxidant glutathione. It is most notably found in plants of the Allium species, especially in the onion.
Combat the toxicity of various substances that can cause generation of free radicals, such as carbon monoxide and x-ray contrasts.
Several pre-clinical studies have also demonstrated that NAC supplementation leads to life extension and diminished effects of aging, in invertebrates as well as mammals.
NAC has also attracted considerable attention as a sports supplement that can reduce muscle fatigue, improve athletic performance, and aid muscle recovery.
NAC as a Dietary Supplement
Like many antioxidants, NAC has been very successful in the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, and nutraceutical markets. In 2016 alone, Europe consumed approximately 3908.2 MT, USA approximately 3005.4 MT, and India approximately 1392.3 MT. The global market for NAC is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 22% over the next five years, from 490 million USD in 2017.
NAC supplementation, particularly in athletes who have the capacity to generate more ROS in their muscles during exercise. It also appears that the benefits of NAC are more significant when muscles are in a pre-fatigued state, and thus the produced ROS can exceed the buffering capacity of the endogenous antioxidant system.
NAC as an Anti-Aging Supplement, Effects on Degenerative Processes
NAC can potentially be effective in degenerative processes caused by aging, for instance, in neurodegenerative disorders, neuropathic pain, and stroke.
NAC has a potential to improve immune function among the elderly.
NAC may be helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6562654/Medical and Dietary Uses of N-Acetylcysteine
Spela Salamon, Barbara Kramar, Tinkara Pirc Marolt, Borut Poljšak and Irina Milisav
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