NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) is a supplement with potent antioxidant activity. It has the following benefits, combats exercise induced damage to muscle tissue, helps to detoxify your liver, builds connective tissue, fights viral infections and combats the effects of aging.
Foods that contain NAC include poultry (chicken, turkey), yogurt, cheese, sunflower seeds, legumes, oats, wheat germ, red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli and brussel sprouts.
NAC helps to keep the liver in like new condition by detoxifying the body. It has anti-aging benefits and the ability to aid in joint health. It enhances muscle gain and recovery by stimulating strong connective tissue and even reduces pain from joint inflammation and enhances longevity by fighting free radicals, which are beneficial to post-exercise recovery. It has the ability to inhibit viral replications, which may be useful in fighting viral infections anywhere from the flu to HIV.
When it comes to post-exercise its ability to increase and preserve glutathione levels and preserve muscles from a cellular level and adds muscle.
NAC neutralizes ingested fats, alcohol and damaging effects from chemotherapy, smoking, and heavy metals to name a few.
NAC converts to cysteine once in the body and is an integral component of connective tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and soft tissues supporting joints. It helps reduce joint inflammation and pain.
The benefits of NAC are optimized when taken with vitamin C and E.
Some benefits of taking NAC are they are essential for making powerful antioxidant glutathione, helps with detoxification to prevent or diminish kidney and liver damage, improves psychiatric disorders and addictive behavior, relive symptoms of respiratory conditions, boosts brain health by regulating glutamate and replenishing glutathione, improves fertility in women and men, stabilizes blood sugar by decreasing inflammation in fat cells, reduces heart disease risk by preventing oxidative damage, boosts glutathione levels improve immune function.
(For informational purposes only. Consult your physician before taking any supplements.)