Seeking Health NAC N-Acetyl L-Cysteine provides antioxidant support to protect brain and nerve cells and immune and respiratory system support. NAC enhances production of glutahione, one of your body's most important antioxidants. 90 veg caps
NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine) plays a very important role in preventing cellular detoxification and free radical damage. NAC is normally found in both the liver and the lungs, and enhanes the body's ability to produce glutahione, one of the most critical antioxidants in the body.
NAC can support the health of your lungs, liver, and immune system.
NAC N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine benefits:
• Protection for Brain and Nerve Cells: NAC's antioxidant properties help protect against damage to neurons, the specialized cells found in our nervous system that are vital to maintaining memory and cognitive function.
• Antioxidant Activity: NAC is needed to produce intracellular glutahione, needed for healthy function of the liver, nerve cells, brain, pancreas, and lungs.
• Immune and Respiratory Support: NAC has the ability to disrupt disulfide bonds of proteins found in mucus, allowing it to be more easily expelled from the lungs. The antioxidant action of NAC may also help protect the lungs and support the immune system.
Supplementing with Glutathione on its own is not always the most effective way of providing cellular glutathione support. Oral supplements of NAC N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is a reliable method of increasing glutathione levels inside cells. NAC is a derivative of the amino acid cysteine, used to to synthesize glutathione, one of the most important antioxidants compounds used by the body in Phase I and Phase II cellular detoxification.
Suggested Use: One to two capsules daily for general detoxification and antioxidant support. To assist with lung infections or lung conditions, take 1to 6 capsules three times daily.
Recommmended: It is recommended to take this product with a multi-vitamin, such as Seeking Health Optimal Multivitamin.
90 veg caps
Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
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Cost Per Serving: $0.23
Brand: Seeking Health
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Made In: Canada
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 90
|N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine USP||500 mg||**|
Vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), cellulose, silicon dioxide, L-leucine
Take 1 to 2 capsules daily throughout the year as general detoxification support. It is recommended to take this product with a multivitamin. To assist with lung infections or lung conditions, take 1 to 6 capsules three times a day with a large glass of water. At higher doses, eat a small amount of food.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if full-bottle shrink wrap is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place (59-85 degrees) away from direct sunlight. Higher doses of NAC may cause symptoms of heartburn. To avoid this, eat a small amount of food and drink a full cup of water.
I have been taking this for about two months. It has helped me kick a cold I had been trying to fight off for a while. It helps to eliminate the toxins and phlegm as well. Thank you!
Order # 100020649 (Posted on 10/17/12)
I would like to emphasize – start slowly and ease into it. It is very important to understand this point. If people try to reverse a slew of symptoms by swallowing a ton of supplements in high amounts, it is definitely going to backfire. One at a time and evaluate how your son is handling the supplement. Then increase the amount taken if needed, particularly with the multivitamin, which I believe I already discussed with you.
The NAC is 500 mg per capsule, so I would start with a ½ capsule to get close to the 300mg per day. Consider mixing the powder with some organic applesauce or some other food in which it will mix easily. Take it with a little food, but not a huge meal. Drink water with it. Side effects of taking too much NAC include dry eyes or dry mouth. NAC thins mucus production. If this is the case, reduce the dose or just take some time off taking it for a while. Just a side note, if your son has asthma, you may want to reconsider giving NAC.
I am not familiar with the product by Holistic Health; however, when I look at the label, I see it does not contain the same ingredients as in the other two supplements (NAC and multivit) so he wouldn’t be getting any “double doses.” As far as nutrient interactions go, please consult your son’s doctor.
I cannot prescribe treatment for MTHFR. Your physician has to do that. I hope you have a doctor who has experience treating MTHFR, and if so, you are probably in good hands as long as the doctor understands all the supplements your son is getting on a regular basis.
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Nutritionist for Healthy Goods