NUTRABIO’S NAC N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is a stable form of the amino acid L-Cysteine and is the most effective way to boost Glutathione levels in the body. NAC is more stable because it’s a form of L-Cysteine that has an acetyl group (CH3CO) attached. NAC has all the properties of L-Cysteine but is more water soluble and said to be more bio-available than L-Cysteine.
NAC makes up Glutathione which is a critical antioxidant scientifically proven to scavenge free radicals. NAC has the unique ability to maintain healthy lung tissue, support the body's natural defenses and enhance cellular health and longevity. These qualities make NAC especially beneficial for active people, the elderly, and those exposed to polluted environments.
NAC is made so effective as a glutathione booster because it is a stable amino acid that can retain up to six times the amount of the sulfur and sulfhydryl groups after digestion. Scientists believe that sulfur and sulfur compounds may be central to glutathione. This is crucial for the body's life functions, as NAC helps the body neutralize toxins, heavy metals, such as mercury from dental amalgam fillings, cadmium and lead from paint and cigarette smoke. The Sulfhydryl balance has also been linked to enhance resistance to viral infections.