NAC comes from the amino acid L-cysteine and is a potent anti-oxidant. It is a precursor to glutathione, one of the most important anti-oxidants in the body. NAC is superior to glutathione supplements as glutathione can break down in the gut.
Studies have shown that NAC has a direct effect to chelate heavy metals and has been shown to independently scavenge oxidative free radicals. It’s anti-inflammatory properties and protective effect on neurons means that it can be an effective treatment with regards to the management of stress and mental health disorders.