|NAC & Detox: NAC is a precursor of glutathione, a detoxifying agent in the body. NAC may help the liver detoxify a wide range of pollutants such as cigarette smoke, auto exhaust, certain herbicides and some toxic metals.
NAC may also help lower the toxicity of some chemotherapy treatments
NAC & Respiratory/Bronchial Health: NAC helps ward off infections through its antioxidant/detoxification properties and facilitates the production of several digestive enzymes
A review of scientific studies found that NAC may help dissolve congestive mucous in the lungs associated with respiratory illnesses. NAC may also protect lung tissue through its antioxidant activity. Free radical damage is believed to contribute to the development and progression of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
NAC may be a helpful supplement in people with
respiratory health conditions including:
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Chronic smokers also may benefit from NAC supplementation. Studies on large groups of people have found that NAC appears to have cancer prevention properties in people who are at risk for lung cancer.
Health Tip: NAC may increase urinary zinc excretion.Therefore, supplemental Zinc should be added when supplementing with NAC for extended periods.