N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) is a derivative of the dietary amino acid l-cysteine. NAC scavenges free radicals and decreases oxidative stress produced by heavy metals to support antioxidant defence. It is also a precursor to the antioxidant glutathione, and supplemental NAC increases tissue levels of glutathione. Several animal studies suggest that NAC administration may also help to moderate the effects of mercury and cadmium accumulation in the kidneys and liver. NAC may achieve these actions in part by promoting healthy glutathione levels or protecting tissues from peroxidation generated by heavy metals. NAC also has a high affinity for lung tissue, which it supports through antioxidant action.
N-Acetyl-l-cysteine (L-alpha-Acetamido-beta-mercaptopropionic acid)
Vitamin C (from ascorbyl palmitate)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hydroxy propyl methylcellulose, Purified water.
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily with a meal or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Caution: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney stones. Do not use if you are taking nitroglycerin or antibiotics.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place to preserve freshness.