NAC aids critical biological functions by forming glutathione, a potent antioxidant, by interacting with two other amino acids, glutamine and glycine.
The amino acid L-cysteine is the source of N-acetyl cysteine. Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are the building components. N-acetyl cysteine has a wide range of medical applications.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a drug that is used to treat paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose and loosen thick mucus in people who have chronic bronchopulmonary diseases like pneumonia and bronchitis. It can be administered intravenously, or inhaled as a mist. It is used as a dietary supplement by some people.
When taken by oral, nausea and vomiting are common adverse effects. Any route of administration can cause the skin to appear red and irritated at times. Anaphylaxis can also be non-immune in nature.
Treatment with 600 mg acetylcysteine daily for 6 months reduced the incidence and severity of influenza-like episodes considerably.Benefits
- Excess mucus and lung problems are treated.
- Insulin sensitivity in PCOS patients can be improved.
- Useful in respiratory infections treatment
- Improves the glutathione production in the body
Dissolve one tablet in 250ml of water and drink. Can be consumed after the meal of the day. Be sure to consult your physician if pregnant or under medication.