N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) supports cellular health and is the precursor for glutathione (1).
- Free Radical Protection (ref)*
- Maintains cellular health*
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine Mode of Action
N-acetylcysteine is an acetylated form of L-Cysteine. By supplementing with NAC, there is more L-cysteine available to replenish Glutathione (2).
Glutathione's primary function is to provide free radical defense and modulate oxidation-reduction reaction signal transduction within the cells (3).
NAC increases intracellular Glutathione and also provides its own direct free radical protection by defending against ROS (reactive oxygen species), helping to maintain proper cellular health against oxidative stressors (3).
Pure Nootropics’ NAC provides 500 mg per 1 capsule. Suggested use for adults is 1 capsule by mouth daily (or 500 mg powder weighed on a milligram scale once daily), or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
If you are taking any medications, please consult your healthcare practitioner before beginning supplementation.
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• Free Radical Protection*
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4. Santus, Pierachille et al. “Oxidative stress and respiratory system: pharmacological and clinical reappraisal of N-acetylcysteine.” COPD vol. 11,6 (2014): 705-17. doi:10.3109/15412555.2014.898040.
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