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NAC supplements can help with detoxing, addictive behavior, and respiratory conditions.
NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) is what’s known as a ‘supplement form’ of cysteine, an important amino acid. Your body can produce cysteine, but only if you have sufficient levels of methionine and serine (two other amino acids).
Getting enough NAC and cysteine is essential because your body uses NAC to produce glutathione, the mother of all antioxidants.
NAC has several other health benefits including:
NAC is well known in the medical community for its ability to prevent or reduce damage to the liver and kidneys in cases of acetaminophen overdose.
NAC can also reduce undesirable effects from other medications and environmental toxins. NAC works by supporting the liver and can even minimize the damage from drinking alcohol and decrease hangover symptoms.
NAC has been shown to improve fertility in both men and women struggling with infertility issues.
Specifically, studies have turned up promising results that regular NAC infusions can improve semen quality in men who suffer from varicocele (when the veins in the scrotum are damaged by free radicals). NAC is also being studied for its ability to improve fertility in women with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome).
NAC benefits the brain in a couple of different ways because it regulates glutamate levels. Glutamate is the most important neurotransmitter and it’s required for normal brain function.
When there’s too much glutamate and not enough glutathione, the imbalance can cause brain damage and contribute to mental health disorders including bipolar and OCD. NAC has been shown to reduce symptoms of bipolar disease, addictive behavior & depression.
Glutamate is also critical for a range of important brain functions including learning, memory, behavior and protection against age-related oxidative damage. Early studies point to NAC playing a role in slowing the progression of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. More research is needed to understand NAC’s full potential for improving brain health.
NAC is an antioxidant with the ability to relieve symptoms of respiratory ailments and reduce inflammation in the lungs. NAC works by helping to boost glutathione levels and thinning/loosening mucus in the airways.
NAC has been used to improve symptoms of:
Studies have shown NAC can improve lung function by decreasing inflammation and acting as an expectorant for mucus, making it an important supplement for anyone dealing with compromised lung function.
NAC IV treatments can help protect your brain health & improve fertility.
NAC may promote weight loss, though further studies are needed to confirm the specifics of how it works.
We know that obesity and high blood sugar contribute to inflammation in adipose (fat) tissue in the human body. Fat tissue inflammation increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by damaging or destroying insulin receptors.
Studies have shown NAC has the potential to stabilize blood sugar levels, decrease inflammation, and improve insulin resistance. Proper insulin sensitivity is essential for healthy metabolism and burning fat for energy.
NAC can interact with certain medications, so be sure to discuss any concerns with our medical staff. If you’re taking blood thinners or antidepressants it could cause headache or low blood pressure.
Overly large doses of NAC can cause upset stomach or a skin rash. Each of our IV infusions containing NAC is carefully formulated to deliver only a safe dose.
Several of our IV treatments include NAC as an ingredient:
We can also create a custom formula with NAC and other supplements. Just get in touch and let us know what health concerns or goals you have for your IV therapy.
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