NAC is valued primarily for its role in antioxidant production.
Along with two other amino acids — glutamine and glycine — NAC is needed to make and replenish glutathione.
Glutathione is one of the body’s most important antioxidants which helps neutralize free radicals that can damage cells and tissues in your body.
It’s essential for immune health and fighting cellular damage. Some researchers believe it may even contribute to longevity.
Key points regarding NAC;
Potent antioxidant activity
Promotes normal liver detoxification
Protects the kidneys from toxic insults
Stimulates the synthesis and activity of glutathione
Capable of enhancing immune function
Supports lung health
Supports mucolysis (breaking up mucus)