N-acetyl Cysteine is a modified form of Cysteine. Cysteine is an amino acid
that can be found throughout the body. NAC has been shown to increase
levels of the antioxidant glutathione (pronounced gloot-a-thigh-own).
Antioxidants such as glutathione can reduce cell damage, speed recovery
from injury and aid muscle growth.*
NAC Precursor Of Glutathione And Protected Amino Acid!
Amino acids are essential to the human body. Bodybuilders can especially
benefit from supplementing amino acids because they aid in repair, growth,
and development of muscle tissue. The body, through assimilation of amino
acids, produces over 50,000 proteins and over 15,000 enzymes. Amino acids
are not only responsible for the production of all the body's enzymes
(including digestive enzymes), but they also play a key role in normalizing
moods, concentration, attention, sleep, and sex drive*
After protein is consumed, it is broken down into amino acids. Then,
individual amino acids are used to create necessary body proteins and
enzymes. Digestive enzymes break down the proteins a person consumes into
amino acids. Scientists, experts, and medical professionals agree that
getting enough amino acids in one's diet is an important factor in
HOW DOES NAC WORK?
As stated, NAC is one of the most powerful antioxidants that you can
obtain. Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals. Free
radicals are damaging compounds in the body that alter cell membranes,
tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death*
Free radicals occur naturally in the body, but environmental toxins (such
as cigarette smoking and air pollution) and physical activity (such as
weight training or running) can also increase the number of these damaging
particles. Free radicals wreak havoc on your health, your recovery from
exercise and your immune system.*
For example, just one bout of treadmill running can increase free radical
levels by more than 300%. Free radicals are believed to contribute to the
aging process as well as the development of a number of health problems
including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants such as glutathione can
neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the
damage they cause.*
It is via this route of protecting against free radical damage that it is
thought NAC can possibly accelerate muscle growth. Quite amazingly, NAC was
shown to completely prevent the muscle loss that normally occurs as part of
the aging process in one particular study. NAC has also been shown to
dramatically reduce muscle fatigue during exercise. This is one reason why
it's popular with bodybuilders and strength athletes seeking to gain muscle
size and weight and is included in many popular supplements, especially
meal replacement powders that are consumed regularly throughout the day.*
It is also noted that the powerful Glutathione aids in the transport of
nutrients to various immune cells, and to protect cell membranes. While
glutathione is available as a dietary supplement, absorption is notoriously
low, and NAC is thought to be a better source method of boosting cellular
glutathione levels. Endurance athletes (such as long-distance runners,
cyclists or triathletes) report that NAC helps them tolerate large volumes
of training while remaining free of illness. This is true also of the very
intensely training resistance athletes - power lifters especially.*
Considered to be the most highly and well studied of the anti-oxidants, NAC
is considered one of the safest supplements available. NAC has actually
been used and studied for more than three decades as a "mucus dissolving"
agent to help break up the thick mucus often present in people suffering
from chronic respiratory ailments.*
Thanks to its many uses, NAC has become a very popular compound for all
athletes as it reduces muscle damage and strengthens the immune system, NAC
is used extensively by endurance athletes, such as long-distance runners,
cyclists and triathletes. Many athletes also include NAC in their diet when
they are in the early stages of recovering from an injury. Those more
interested in muscle gain such as bodybuilders, rugby players and sprinters
are also interested in the possible high anabolic activity of NAC.*
NAC will make it less likely that you'll suffer from an illness or
infection, especially if you're doing a large volume of training. It will
also accelerate gains in lean muscle size and strength, when combined with
a high-protein diet and regular resistance exercise.*
Molybdenum is a trace mineral that is important in removing toxins from the metabolism of sulfur-containing compounds.
Selenium is a trace mineral helps the body manufacture special proteins and antioxidant enzymes thus they play role in preventing cellular damage.
LifeSource Vitamins - NAC - N-Acetyl Cysteine, NAC has been reported and
may increase levels of the antioxidant glutathione. Antioxidants such as
glutathione can reduce cell damage, speed recovery from injury and aid
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