NAC 1000 mg 120 tabs by NOW Foods
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
600 mg - 120 tablets
Item catalog number: 0185
- Recommended by top glaucoma specialists
- Several studies show potential use of NAC in ocular disorders, both of the retina and the trabecular meshwork (relevant to glaucoma)
- Supports normal immune system function*
- There have been several randomized trials with the majority showing a clinical benefit of n-acetyl cysteine therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease*
- Maintains cellular health*
- Replenishes the powerful antioxidant glutathione*
- Free Radical Protection*
- Maintains Cellular Health*
- A natural dietary supplement
- With Selenium & Molybdenum
- GMP Quality Assured
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a stable form of the non-essential amino acid L-Cysteine. It is a sulfur-containing amino acid that acts as a stabilizer for the formation of protein structures, and promotes the formation of glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful free radical scavenging compound that also helps to maintain normal, balanced immune system function. In addition, NAC can help to support healthy brain and neuronal tissues.*
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility hat processes other ingredients containing these allergens. Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle. Store in a cool, dry place after opening. Please Recycle. Made in the USA
|Serving Size:||1 Tablet|
|Servings Per Container:||120|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.|
† Daily Value not established.
|N-Acetyl Cysteinie (NAC)||1 g (1000 mg)||*|
Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Silica and Vegetarian Coating.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containg these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication (especially nitroglycerin) or have medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Do Not Eat Freshness Packets. Keep in Bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Made in the USA
The potential use of NAC in ocular disorders has been suggested in several studies, both of the retina and the trabecular meshwork. One study emphasized the importance of neuroprotection in glutamate induced cytotoxicity.(Aoun et al. 2003) In this study using rat RGC-5 cells, glutamate treatment resulted in RGC-5 cell death. Pretreatment of these cells with NAC resulted in a reversal of the cytotoxic effects. A second model evaluated the glaucoma associated mutant optineurin in the induced death of RGC.(Chalasani et al. 2007) Plasmids expressing either the wild type or various optineurin mutants were inserted into a variety of cells lines. The E50K mutation of optineurin-induced RGC death. Reactive oxygen species were produced with the expression of E50K. The addtion of NAC inhibited the cell death. Finally, a recent study evaluated the potential role of antioxidants in defects potentially leading to POAG. He et al suggested that a mitochondrial complex 1 defect is associated with trabecular cell degeneration.(He et al. 2008) Cultured trabecular cells from POAG patients had significantly higher reactive oxygen species levels compared to controls. Anti-oxidants, including NAC, protected against cell death by inhibiting ROS generation and cytochrome C release.
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