What is N-Acetyl Cysteine?
N-Acetyl Cysteine, or NAC for short, is an antioxidant which has a number of health benefits. One of those benefits is NAC’s ability to break down and reduce mucus, whilst providing an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. This breakdown of mucus can help you to deal with respiratory problems such as bronchitis. Another effect of NAC supplementation is its ability to detoxify the body of harmful items such as heavy metals or metabolites which can cause damage to the liver if left unchecked. It does this by ensuring there is an adequate supply of glutathione, a natural antioxidant which can be in low supply during times of stress or illness. Glutathione bind to these harmful toxins to safely remove them from the body. Glutathione isn’t limited to the liver however; it acts throughout the body to protect the cells from free radicals.
Buying N-Acetyl Cysteine
At Evergreen Healthfoods, we stock a wide range of supplements which contain cysteine. This amino acid can also be found in supplements on its own. Take a look at our extensive range of amino acids supplements to find more information on the functions and benefits on this amino acid and many more.