N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is a precursor to glutathione synthesis and also acts on its own to reduce the effects of reactive oxygen species. NAC has been demonstrated to have antifibrotic activity and may be a useful treatment in disease processes that involve fibrosis. NAC also has mycolytic properties and decreases viscosity of lung secretions. Due to its ability to reduce oxidative stress and apoptosis, NAC has shown the ability to restore phospholipids and reduce lipid peroxidation, which in turn can reduce symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy and encephalopathy. NAC is also an effective treatment for influenza. Research has shown NAC treatment can improve recovery from influenza by improving host defense mechanisms and through its antioxidant effect against the oxidative stress associated with viral infections. NAC has a protective effect on the liver and is the main treatment for acetaminophen overdose, due to its ability to enhance hepatic and mitochondrial levels of glutathione and by supporting the mitochondrial energy metabolism.
Medicinal Ingredients: each capsule contains:
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and silicon dioxide in a non-GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily with meals providing protein, or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Consult your health-care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.
Caution: Consult your health care practitioner prior to use if you suffer from asthma, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have cystinuria, or if you are taking nitroglycerin or antibiotics. May cause allergic reaction; discontinue use and consult a health practitioner if symptoms of allergy, nausea, or vomiting appear. Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
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