NAC is a modified form of the amino acid L-Cysteine, and is one of the few sulfur-containing amino acids. As a consequence, NAC has a strong smell of sulfur, which is completely normal.
• NAC increases the amount of a substance called glutathione in the body and is widely recommended by professionals.
Reducing oxidative stress can help to lower your risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and infertility.
NAC does more than just aid in the production of glutathione. Other benefits of the nutrient include:
Detoxification the Liver and Kidneys
NAC plays a role in the detoxification of your kidneys and liver. It can help to prevent potential side effects of drugs and environmental factors — such as exposure to heavy metals — that may impact these organs.
In instances of acetaminophen overdose, doctors often give NAC intravenously to reduce damage to the liver and kidneys.
• Amino acids are used by the body to build proteins. Proteins are indispensable for the formation of cells, also being linked to the biochemical structure of hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters and antibodies.
• Amino acids are classified as essential or non-essential.
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