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Anyone take NAC?
ffwife54
Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 4:08 PM
Joined: 4/15/2012
Posts: 246


my therapist recommended this years ago it is expensive and was wonder about the benefits
Mimi S.
Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 6:44 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 6561


I don't take it and have never heard of it.

What kind of a therapist? What is the benefit supposed to be for you? Is it counter-indicated by any medications you are now taking?

If you search and think it might help, speak to your pharmacist.


Lane Simonian
Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:51 AM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 4379


NAC is N-Acetyl Cysteine which is a building block for the brain's master antioxidant glutathione.  The depletion of glutathione is a key factor in the onset of Alzheimer's disease, but the transport of cystine/cysteine in the brain is inhibited in Alzheimer's so trying to supplement with N-Acetyl Cysteine may not help much.

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2010/5/N-Acetyl-Cysteine/Page-01

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11673605

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2005/12/5361/key-brain-antioxidant-linked-alzheimers-and-parkinsons


 
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