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Benefits of N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)

Given the increased risk of lung diseases today, protecting your lungs is a daily task that you should not miss.

Antioxidants have been and always will be the key to protecting your body from free radicals. Free radicals are toxic substances in the body. 

Did you know that your body produces more free radicals as you age? With age, the body accumulates free radicals and this could speed up the aging process if not properly eliminated.

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is fundamental in the pursuit of free radicals, as it helps the body produce the enzyme glutathione, which plays a major role in decreasing oxidative stress.


What is glutathione?

Glutathione, also known as the ''mother lode of antioxidants'', is a tripeptide found naturally in many plants, animals, and other species. 

It helps cells fight oxidative stress related to the natural aging process. Your body can naturally produce it as your cells are capable of it, but constant exposure to pollutants, smoking or excessive drinking, sun exposure as well as genetic diseases or sedentary lifestyles can cause its production to not be enough in meeting daily demands. 

This imbalance between supply and demand leads to free radical build-ups, with consequent aging and the onset of degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, cerebral ischemia, arthritis or chronic bronchitis. 

What is the role of N-Acetyl-Cysteine?

N-Acetyl-Cysteine is a modified form of the amino acid cysteine, a precursor of L-cysteine. This compound is involved in glutathione synthesis and reducing reactive oxygen species, the major type of free radicals in the body.

In addition to being a potent antioxidant ancestor, it has also been widely used as a therapeutic supplement in acute bronchitis and COPD as it improves lung function while decreasing acute respiratory episodes. 

Benefits of N-Acetyl-Cysteine for your body

Since it plays a key role in oxidative stress, including pulmonary oxidative stress, N-Acetyl-Cysteine can:

  • Improve pulmonary fibrosis by reducing fibroblasts.
  • Work in COPD by improving pulmonary function and inflammatory markers.
  • Decrease inflammation in bronchitis and mucus reduction by mucolytic effect.
  • Decrease inflammation in arthritis.
  • Stimulate and enhance your immune system.
  • Detoxify the liver and kidneys.

Its neutralizing properties also help keep your heart and lungs healthy, preventing damage caused by free radicals and decreasing inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein.

How do I take N-Acetyl-Cysteine?

Purelistic NAC contains 500mg of pure N-Acetyl-Cysteine per capsule, which is the recommended daily dose. 

You can take one capsule from 1 up to 4 times a day with any food and a glass of water, or as directed by your physician.

If you are considering taking N-Acetyl-Cysteine, remember to consult your trusted physician first, as it does not treat or cure any diseases, but it does provide a beneficial supplement that can improve your overall health.