N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 500 mg
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 500 mg vegetarian capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, contain 500 mg pure N-Acetyl- L-Cysteine. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is a biologically active precursor for the amino acid cysteine which, in turn, is a precursor for glutathione, a tripeptide with antioxidant properties.
Body cells and tissues are threatened continuously by damage caused by toxic free radicals and reactive oxygen species (e.g., peroxides) which are produced during normal oxygen metabolism, by other chemical reactions, and by toxic agents in the environment. Free radicals, once formed, are capable of disrupting metabolic activity and cell structure.
When this occurs, additional free radicals are produced which, in turn, can result in more extensive damage to cells and tissues. The uncontrolled production of free radicals is thought to be a major contributing factor too many degenerative diseases. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is a precursor for the sulfur amino acid cysteine, and cysteine is used by the body to synthesize glutathione.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 500 mg vegetarian capsules may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their intake of cysteine-derived antioxidants.
Each Vegetarian Capsule contains:
- N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine – 500mg
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.