Robert O Young DSc, PhD, Naturopathic Practitioner
The Many Health Benefits of N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) & Glutathione
Updated: Jul 29, 2021
N-Acetyl Cysteine is a very important essential amino acid!
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is considered a semi-essential by current scientists because your body can produce it from other amino acids, namely methionine and serine. I have suggested that NAC is essential because most lifestyles and diets are highly acidic reducing the levels of methionine and serine which are needed to produce NAC.
The amino acid Cysteine is found in most alkaline foods, such as avocado, buckwheat, broccoli, spinach, kale, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, borage seeds, broccoli seeds, carrot seeds and legumes.
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is the supplement form of cysteine. Consuming adequate cysteine and NAC is important for a variety of health, fitness and mental health reasons — including replenishing the most powerful antioxidant or anti-acid in your body, glutathione. These amino acids also help with acute and chronic respiratory conditions, fertility and brain health.
Here are the many health benefits of NAC
NAC is Essential for Making the Powerful Antioxidant Glutathione
NAC is valued primarily for its role in antioxidant production or reducing metabolic, respiratory, dietary and environmental acidic waste in the interstitial fluids of the Interstitium.
Glutathione is one of the body’s most important antioxidants or anti-acids, which helps neutralize acidic toxic waste that can damage cell membranes, genetics of all body cells that make up organs, tissues and glands of an animal and human body.
NAC is essential for supporting the white blood cells in buffering acidic waste that causes cellular damage. My research indicates that it may even contribute to longevity.
NAC, antioxidant or acidic neutralizing properties are also important for preventing and reversing numerous other ailments caused by oxidative or acidic stress, such as heart dis-ease, infertility and some bowel, blood and brain health challenges.
NAC helps to replenish glutathione, your body’s most powerful antioxidant or anti-acid. Therefore, it can improve a variety of health, fitness and mental conditions.
NAC Helps With Detoxification to Prevent or Diminish Kidney and Liver Damage
NAC plays an important role in your body’s detoxification process.
NAC can help prevent the effects of drugs and environmental acidic toxins such as aluminum oxide and dioxide, titanium dioxide, hydrogen arsenic, zinc dioxide, barium poisoning, Technetium 99m, EMF poisoning from electrical and magnetic pulsating fields ranging from 400mHz to 98gHz, carbon monoxide poisoning, black carbon, alcohol poisoning, acetaminophen poisoning, gallium, cadmium, mercury, graphene oxide and/or lead poisoning, just to name a few.
Micrographs of Graphene Oxide