Category Archives for N-acetylcysteine

N-Acetylcysteine: A Guide

N-acetylcysteine may be the most potent and healing supplement that most people have never heard of. It can be life changing. When people do hear about it, they wonder exactly what it is and whether they

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Back from the dead with n-acetylcysteine

I had an email the other day. It came through my contact form and the name given was Anonymous, with a fake email address. So I have no idea who this person is, whether this person is even a man or a woman,

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Four ways to beat anxiety

Good health is not just about physical health, but about mental health. Usually, good mental health accompanies good physical health; the Romans used to have an expression for this: mens sana in corpore

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N-acetylcysteine can improve mental health

N-acetylcysteine, or NAC, is a cheap over-the-counter supplement that has shown promise in treating a number of illnesses, not least among them mental illnesses. Before I show how and why this works, we

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N-acetylcysteine increases endurance performance

Production of free radicals is a determinant of performance and fatigue One of the crucial determinants of fatigue is the production of radical oxygen species (ROS, also known as free radicals) and internal

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N-acetylcysteine Treats Fatigue and ADHD of Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus The cheap, over-the-counter supplement n-acetylcysteine treats fatigue and ADHD of lupus. Systemic lupus erythematosus, often known just as lupus (from the Latin for “wolf”)

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Chronic catabolism in illness and fatigue, why it matters, and how to fix it

Here’s a paper from Wulf Droge (et al.), who has done pioneering work in amino acid metabolism, Role of cysteine and glutathione in HIV infection and other diseases associated with muscle wasting

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Why these depression treatments don’t get more notice

Because they’re cheap, easy, and safe is the short answer – especially cheap, which means no profit. Hence, no promotion or notice. Take a look at some recent papers by Michael Maes (et al.),

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Elevated levels of oxidative stress in bipolar disorder

Altered plasma glutathione levels in bipolar disorder indicates higher oxidative stress; a possible risk factor for illness onset despite normal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels Background

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Antioxidant combination prevents memory and learning deficits

Combination of N-acetylcysteine, α-lipoic acid and α-tocopherol substantially prevents the brain synaptosomal alterations and memory and learning deficits of aged rats Highlights • Brain aging

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Glutathione in oxidative stress

Glutathione in oxidative stress Glutathione is the body’s main internal antioxidant, and is diminished in cases of oxidative stress, that is, when too many free radicals and other reactive oxygen

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Effect of supplementation with a cysteine donor on muscular performance

Effect of supplementation with a cysteine donor on muscular performance Oxidative stress contributes to muscular fatigue. GSH is the major intracellular antioxidant, the biosynthesis of which is dependent

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The promise of N-acetylcysteine in neuropsychiatry

The promise of N-acetylcysteine in neuropsychiatry Berk M, Malhi GS, Gray LJ, Dean OM.SourceSchool of Medicine, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. mikebe@barwonhealth.org.au AbstractN-Acetylcysteine

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N-acetylcysteine for treatment of autism, a case report.

N-acetylcysteine for treatment of autism, a case report. There are a limited number of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of autism. Meanwhile, oxidative stress and

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N-acetylcysteine Reverses Cardiac Dysfunction Caused by Behavioral Stress.

This was news to me, but severe emotional stress can cause heart problems severe enough to put you in the hospital. Most of the patients were older, in their 60s, and most were women. The following excerpt

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Effect of NAC on mania and depression

A preliminary investigation on the efficacy of N-acetyl cysteine for mania or hypomania. Objective:Oxidative imbalance has emerged as a treatment target in bipolar disorder. As very limited data are available

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