New research shows that Vitamin C and NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) significantly inhibited the spread of lymphoma or prostate cancer cells that were implanted in mice. Scientists had previously believed that the ability of antioxidants to protect against cancer was mainly due to protecting the DNA of cells from damage. In this new study it was proven that these antioxidants actually worked by preventing cancer cells from replicating.
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conducted at the University of Minnesota shows that pathological gamblers are significantly helped by the antioxidant nutrient N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC). The study was conducted based on the notion that NAC modulates glutamate, a neurologic compound that can become an excitotoxin under various circumstances and lead to abnormal brain activation.
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It would cause great pain to the medical establishment to suggest that liver toxic drugs in common use, such as Tylenol and antibiotics, should be consumed with antioxidants so as to protect against liver failure. For the 1600 Americans last year with acute liver failure, such a warning could have saved a lot of misery.
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Germ gangs, otherwise known as biofilms, indicate that a “call to war” is linking bacteria together in a hostile mode that attacks the human host. A new study shows that NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) can reduce biofilm formation by 62% - a rather astounding finding for a nutrient.
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Your body uses antioxidants as a primary system of defense, including defending your nerves from wear and tear and consequent decline. Many antioxidants work synergistically to support the function of the primary cellular antioxidant, glutathione. A new study in adults age 50-74, without existing dementia, showed that a comprehensive blend of antioxidants taken for four months improved memory function. Another study showed that a key antioxidant, NAC, directly inhinited the formation of beta-amyloid plaque that is known to cause Alzheimer’s disease.
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The key antioxidant enzyme in cells is called glutathione. Antioxidant reserves decline with age and are typically depleted in individuals with metabolic problems such as type 2 diabetes. The core cellular antioxidant system for every cell centers on the status of cellular glutathione. Many antioxidants work synergistically with glutathione to try to keep it at optimal levels. Additionally, glutathione as a dietary supplement does not cross cell membranes, so it is an antioxidant that must be synthesized from within the cell. Two new studies show that this key antioxidant can be dramatically boosted in aging and diabetes by supplementing with N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) and glycine, building block nutrients for glutathione formation within cells.
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Two human studies and a number of animal studies continue to show the power of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) to bolster the antioxidant system. Exercise ability is always a test of your antioxidant systems. If you want to get a healthy response to exercise, it requires that you have the antioxidant capacity to perform exercise. When you use your muscles at a higher rate of output, your cellular engines, in addition to making more energy, make more free radicals. If you have enough antioxidants on board, you are more likely to get a good response to exercise. If your antioxidant savings account is low, then you will get increased fatigue and other undesirable symptoms during and/or following exercise. Two new human studies, one in trained men and one in sedentary men, show that NAC directly boosts exercise performance by reducing the free radicals produced during exercise.
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N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an important nutrient for respiratory health and immunity, including defense against the flu. The nutrient has been used longer than four decades to help break up and clear mucous from the airways. The latest research continues to show that it is a potent anti-viral compound warranting widespread use in the winter months to help ward off the common cold as well as the flu.
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Your liver is the metabolic brain of your body, the workhorse that processes, stores, and distributes every calorie you consume. When you gain weight and your waistline expands, white adipose tissue is unable to store fat fast enough and thus stores excess fat in the liver. Learn how to prevent liver deterioration that is typical in any person who is overweight.
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Having adequate antioxidants is critical for your mental health. Two studies show that the antioxidant, N-Acetyl-Cysteine helps as a supportive treatment for both Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
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