Suggested Use: 3 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.
NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) -
N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine (NAC) is a derivative of the dietary amino acid l-cysteine. NAC has a high affinity for lung tissue, which it supports through mucolytic and antioxidant action. By disrupting disulfide bonds, NAC thins mucus. It is a powerful free radical scavenger and thus supports the body's natural defense system. NAC supports tissue levels of glutathione, a key component of the antioxidant defense system.
What Is It?
N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine (NAC) is a derivative of the dietary
amino acid l-cysteine. NAC has a high affinity for
lung tissue, which it supports through mucolytic and
antioxidant action. NAC also enhances glutathione
production which may plaay a role in heavy metal detoxification.*
Uses For NAC
Immune And Respiratory System Health: When mucus
thickens, it can become difficult to expel. Due to its
sulfur content, NAC is able to disrupt disulfide bonds,
thinning the mucus so that it, along with the trapped
particles and bacteria, are more easily expelled from the
lungs. NAC is a powerful free radical scavenger and thus
supports epithelial cell health and healthy cilia activity in the
respiratory tract. NAC is also a precursor to the
antioxidant glutathione. Supplemental NAC increases
tissue levels of glutathione. Lymphocytes, specific
components of the immune system, rely on glutathione
to function properly. Tissues enhanced with glutathione
support overall antioxidant protection and help to
maintain a healthy immune response. A multicenter,
randomized, double blind trial with 262 participants
indicated that NAC supplementation for 6 months
supported upper respiratory tract and immune system
health. A recent meta-analysis of 8 double blind, placebo
controlled trials provided additionalsupport for NAC's
abilityto support respiratory tract health.*
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine is a free-form
amino acid derived from protein and extensively purified.
The vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) is derived from corn
dextrose fermentation and palm oil.
Pure Encapsulations recommends between 600-1800
mg per day, in divided doses, between meals. Pure
Encapsulations NAC capsules come in both 600 and
900 mg capsules.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
Rare side effects may include nausea, vomiting, headache,
dry mouth, dizziness, or abdominal pain. If pregnant or
lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
NAC may interact with nitroglycerin and metoclopramide.
Consult your physician for more information.