Can you tell me why Immunocal is different from taking N-Acetyl-Cysteine supplements? I know taking gluthathione supplements are not absorbed if taken orally, however, are you saying NAC is also not absorbed?
First, how is Immunocal different than taking N-acetyl-cysteine?
They are basically two different forms of cysteine, one is a natural form of bonded cysteine in Immunocal, and NAC is an over the counter drug. Both are building blocks for raising glutathione, but NAC is not recommended for nursing or pregnant women or young children. If you are considering taking NAC, you should be fully aware of the potential side effects which you can read about on my glutathione side effects page.
Secondly, is NAC absorbed?
You are correct, oral glutathione is not absorbed, but NAC is absorbed, and does work to raise your glutathione. It has been used for years in an emergency setting when people try to commit suicide by acetaminophen overdose. It's one thing in an emergency situation, and quite another for in home daily chronic usage, however.
Ongoing research into this type of usage is turning up some pretty serious side effects, so I do not recommend it under any circumstances.
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