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Pure Encapsulations - NAC

Pure Encapsulations - NAC

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Info: 90 Veg. Capsules (600 mg Per Capsule)

NAC is a dietary supplement which not only has antioxidant and detoxifying properties of its own and is the immediate precursor to another antioxidant we sometimes need help to produce enough of, but it also has a high affinity for lung tissue and helps decrease heavy mucus production, and so is sometimes used to help reduce the impact of respiratory infections.

Info: 90 Veg. Capsules (600 mg Per Capsule)

NAC is a dietary supplement which not only has antioxidant and detoxifying properties of its own and is the immediate precursor to another antioxidant we sometimes need help to produce enough of, but it also has a high affinity for lung tissue and helps decrease heavy mucus production, and so is sometimes used to help reduce the impact of respiratory infections.

Product Notes:

The precursor to glutathione (GSH), NAC is an important antioxidant which helps with immune system, liver detoxification, and lung functions, and some studies show supplementing with NAC can replenish glutathione stores in tissues better than supplementing with GSH itself, which our cells may not absorb as well.

NAC has had several uses for its protective effects, including at least three in hospital settings: as an antidote for acetaminophen overdoses; and to reduce the negative effects of certain cancer medications, and of the radioactive dyes or contrast agents used in some MRIs. It has also been used and/or studied for its ability to moderate the effects of the accumulation of heavy metals such mercury and cadmium in the kidneys and liver; and to relieve the symptoms of chronic bronchitis; and to reduce the inflammatory effects of certain respiratory viral infections, especially in those with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

Naming Conventions

NAC goes by a number of different names and variations in spelling, including N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Acetylcysteine (or N-Acetylcysteine), and many brand names, but they all refer to a derivative of the dietary amino acid l-cysteine, with the molecular formula: C5H9NO3S.

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Ingredients:

Each capsule contains:

600 mg N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (L-alpha-Acetamido-beta-mercaptopropionic acid)

2.1 mg Vitamin C (from 5 mg of ascorbyl palmitate)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Hydroxy propyl methylcellulose, purified water (the two components making up the capsule).

Suggested Usage:

Adults: Take one capsule per day with a meal containing protein, or as directed by a qualified healthcare practitioner. Store sealed in a cool, dry area.

Warnings:

Keep out of reach of children. Do not use Pure Encapsulations NAC if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney stones, or if you are taking nitroglycerin or antibiotics.

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80028605.

Supporting Science:

AlMatar M, et al. "Therapeutic Potential of N-Acetylcysteine for Wound Healing, Acute Bronchiolitis, and Congenital Heart Defects." Current Drug Metabolism. 2016.

Calzetta L, et al. "Multifaceted activity of N-acetyl-l-cysteine in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 2018 August.

Geiler J, et al. "N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) inhibits virus replication and expression of pro-inflammatory molecules in A549 cells infected with highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza A virus." Biochemical Pharmacology. 2010 February 1.

Stey C, et al. "The effect of oral N-acetylcysteine in chronic bronchitis: a quantitative systematic review." European Respiratory Journal. 2000 August.

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