One scientific piece of information that has really captivated my, as well as scientific attention, is the most recent research on a nutrient called N-Acetyl Cysteine or NAC.
What it does: NAC replenishes levels of the most important antioxidant in your body called glutathione (GSH). GSH plummets as you age, which makes it easier to develop an illness. NAC also makes your genes healthier, which limits the effects of all kinds of stress and slows down inflammation.
To quote one science writer, “These effects give NAC a unique role in the prevention and treatment of many common diseases, both acute and chronic.”
One interesting point that surprised me is that NAC can protect against the flu. When it comes to serious medical issues NAC:
- Protects against the stress effects of exercise thus adding tremendous value to your workouts.
- Helps protect your lungs
- Improves blood sugar control and helps prevent and treat Diabetes.
- Blocks cancer development
- Eliminates stomach issues such as irritation and gastritis from too much acid.
That’s why NAC is considered a “broad-spectrum” nutrient that is under-utilized, if used at all, by conventional doctors. An explosion of brand new clinical research reveals that NAC has positive rejuvenating effects on your cells and your genes.
Please allow me to highlight something else for you that will tie all of this together:
Perhaps you know that overdoses with the pain reliever in Tylenol (acetaminophen) are the number one cause of acute liver failure in America. The reason is that taking too much Tylenol drastically lowers the amount of glutathione in the cells. This can cause severe liver damage often leading to a transplant.
What is the treatment? If you said NAC you are 100% correct and I salute you for paying attention. Bravo! The reason is that glutathione is not absorbed orally and so must be given IV in a doctor’s office. That’s not very practical for the average person… So enter NAC. NAC, when taken in a capsule, quickly restores levels of glutathione, which can avoid catastrophe and death.
I’ve left the most important for last.
Brain degeneration is often associated with glutathione deficiency and visa versa; glutathione deficiency is associated with brain degeneration. And that’s why I like to advise people take NAC, it increases gluthathione and helps save your brain.
So clearly if you want to be on the leading edge of taking supreme care of yourself you need to take NAC for its multiple health-giving benefits.