NAC is an amino acid and antioxidant. It is a precursor in the body to the critical antioxidant glutathione, which is produced intracellularly primarily by the liver. Glutathione exerts a variety of protective effects, including detoxification and intracellular defense against oxidative stress.
N Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC)
• NAC is the N-acetyl derivative of the protein amino acid L-cysteine
• NAC is the delivery form of L-cysteine. It is more stable and better absorbed.
• NAC is a reducing agent with antioxidant activity
• Other known activity is as a mucolytic, hepatoprotectant and anti-apoptotic, particularly in pancreatic beta-cells and nerve cells