"There is a growing body of literature on the potential benefits of NAC in a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders."
Protects Neurons From Free Radicals & Oxidative Stress*
“The mechanisms of action of NAC overlap with the pathophysiology of a diverse range of neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism, addiction, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases”*
HOW DOES IT WORK?
NAC has both direct and indirect effects upon the
NMDA-R that benefit function.
NAC Increases Glutathione - The body's vital Master Antioxidant found in virtually every human cell.
NAC regulates Glutamate in the synapse between neurons to improve NMDA-R function and prevent excitotoxicity.
NAC provides strong protection from environmental toxins.
Glutathione depletion is a serious problem that impairs detoxification and increases
NAC enhances cellular Glutathione and
“NAC has been in use for over 30 years as an antidote for Tylenol overdose, treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a renal protectant for nephropathy and the management of HIV. A groundswell of recent evidence suggests benefits in multiple neuropsychiatric disorders.”
NAC is a precursor for Glutathione, an essential amino acid
naturally found in the human body.
NAC appears to be a promising therapeutic target and provides a window of treatment opportunity in a field where current treatments are limited or have remained suboptimal.
Dean O, Giorlando F, Berk M. N-acetylcysteine in psychiatry: current therapeutic evidence and potential mechanisms of action. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience. 2011; Mar; 36(2): 78–86.