N-Acetyl Cysteine

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N-Acetyl Cysteine

Post by robertscott » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:04 pm

The best supplement you're not taking! Check this out for a list of benefits:


Long relegated to infrequent use in unusual circumstances, the amino acid-derived compound N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) has drawn increased scientific attention.

NAC replenishes levels of the intracellular antioxidant glutathione (GSH), which is often deficient with advancing age and in chronic illness.
NAC also regulates expression of scores of genes in the pathways that link oxidative stress to inflammation.
These dual effects give NAC a unique role in the prevention and treatment of many common diseases, both acute and chronic.
NAC can protect against avian influenza and more common seasonal flu symptoms.
NAC reduces the frequency and duration of attacks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and may slow the clinical course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
NAC protects tissues from the effects of exercise-induced oxidative stress, adding value and safety to your workout.
NAC improves insulin sensitivity in people with some of the most difficult-to-treat metabolic disorders.
NAC blocks cancer development at virtually every step in the process, and through multiple mechanisms, making it an important cancer chemopreventive agent.
NAC fights the stomach infection Helicobacter pylori on two fronts, inhibiting the organism’s growth while reducing production of inflammatory cytokines that can lead to gastritis and cancer.
Though most individuals gain benefits from 600-1,800 mg/day, clinical studies have found that doses of up to 2,000 mg/day are safe and effective. A recent study demonstrated the safety of 2,800 mg/day for 3 months in patients with COPD.23


Not bad eh? Does anyone here actually supplement it? I've just started using it at 1200mg a day.

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Re: N-Acetyl Cysteine

Post by Ironman » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:23 pm

I used to take it because it is cheap and helps OCD slightly. I never noticed any other effects. I got tired of taking it though. It's a lot of big horse pills to take as you need a high dose.

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Re: N-Acetyl Cysteine

Post by robertscott » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:32 pm

Ironman wrote:I used to take it because it is cheap and helps OCD slightly. I never noticed any other effects. I got tired of taking it though. It's a lot of big horse pills to take as you need a high dose.
yeah I take 4 fairly massive pills to get to 1200mg a day. That seems like a reasonable dose based on the literature.

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