Definitions for "N-Acetyl Cysteine"
N-Acetyl Cysteine is the pre-acetylized form of the simple amino acid Cysteine. N-Acetyl Cysteine is a powerful antioxidant and a premier anti-toxin and immune support substance. See: NAC
Known to enhance immune system functions, especially against cancer and heart disease. Also reduces exercise fatigue.
A powerful antioxidant made from the amino acid cysteine and is found naturally in foods. It is a precursor for glutathione, an important antioxidant that protects cells against oxidative stress. In addition to maintaining intracellular glutathione levels, NAC supplementation has been shown to suppresses Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) replication, to be protective against cell damage caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy, to be immune enhancing, to protect against toxins as acetametaphen and other drugs, mercury, lead, and others, and is mucolytic, that is, it breaks up mucus seen in bronchoulmonary disease as cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and pneumonia.