Although little known, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is apowerful antioxidant and a powerful tool in maintaining immunity. It has been used since the 1960s as a mucolytic – that is, a substance that breaks up mucus, especially in lung tissue. It also has a positive effect on toxic chemical and drug reactions, and has been used for years in hospital emergency rooms to counteract acetaminophen poisoning.
Clinical trials in Europe have indicated that NAC may also offer protection against the flu and flu-like symptoms. Other research indicates that it may enhance the production of human T cells, white blood cells with various immunity functions. NAC is metabolized into compounds that can stimulate glutathione synthesis. The body produces glutathione, one of its most important and powerful antioxidants, to help it deal with the free radicals generated as part of its own metabolism.
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Reference AIM Proancynol 2000 data sheet 2005