N-Acetyl Cysteine

Also indexed as:Acetyl Cysteine, NAC
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NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) is an altered form of the amino acid cysteine, which is commonly found in food and synthesized by the body.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Bronchitis
400 to 600 mg daily3 stars[3 stars]
NAC, which appears to work by reducing the thickness of mucus, has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for chronic bronchitis.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
200 mg three times daily3 stars[3 stars]
N-acetyl cysteine helps break down mucus and supplies antioxidant protection to lung tissue.
Angina
600 mg three times daily (under medical supervision if taking nitroglycerin)2 stars[2 stars]
Under a doctor’s supervision, supplementing with NAC may improve the effects of nitroglycerin.
Autism
Use with a doctor’s supervision 2 stars[2 stars]
A double-blind study found that supplementing with NAC for 12 weeks improved symptoms of irritability in children with autism.
Gastritis
1 gram daily 2 stars[2 stars]
In one study, people with atrophic gastritis given NAC saw increased healing.
Heart Attack
Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner2 stars[2 stars]
In one study, NAC injections decreased the amount of tissue damage in people who had suffered a heart attack.
HIV and AIDS Support
800 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with NAC may slow the decline in immune function.
Smoking Cessation
Refer to label instructions 2 stars[2 stars]
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of various types of addiction, including tobacco addiction in one double-blind trial.
Unverricht-Lundborg Disease
Requires a doctor's supervision2 stars[2 stars]
Several case reports suggest oral NAC may improve symptoms of Unverricht-Lundborg disease, an inherited degenerative disorder involving seizures and progressive disability.
Bipolar Disorder
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
In a preliminary trial, depression in patients with bipolar disorder significantly improved after NAC treatment.
Lupus
600 mg three times per day 1 star[1 star]
In a case report, a woman with kidney disease due to SLE (lupus nephritis) may have had an improvement in her kidney function due to treatment with N-acetylcysteine (NAC).

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