N-A-C (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine) Reference Guide
Precursor to Glutathione and Supports Liver Function*
What is N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC)?
A cysteine that has been modified with an acetyl group, which stabilizes and increases the bioavailability of many compounds (e.g., curcumin, EGCG and sulforaphane). This stable and soluble form of cysteine, a thiol containing amino acid, acts as an antioxidant and contributes to the biosynthesis of glutathione, a principal detoxification agent and metal chelator.* Glutathione is a critical detoxification agent, meaning it attaches to lipid-soluble toxins to make them more easily excreted from the body.*
What Are The Benefits of NAC?
- -Makes cysteine more available to the body in the form of NAC and encourages the production of glutathione.*
- -Glutathione is one of the body’s most important and abundant antioxidant and detoxification agents.*
- -Glutathione is essential for the immune system's proper functioning, is vital in maintaining healthy tissue and supports liver function.*
- -Glutathione is important for detoxification.*
- -The more glutathione in your body generally means healthier cells and mitochondria.*
- -NAC is a stabilized form of methionine, which is an essential amino acid.
- -Jarrow Formulas N-A-C is available in veggie caps or bi-layer tablets. Veggie caps provide 500mg NAC per capsule. Tablets provide 600mg NAC per tablet, and the bilayer tablets release NAC over time into the body.*
- -Gluten Free