01-02-2008, 05:45 PM
is there any point in this being a part of perfect cycle?
i read through this http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/full/99/5/1552
but got nothing out of it..
what does it do?
01-03-2008, 06:59 AM
N-Acetyl Cysteine increases Glutathione levels...
01-03-2008, 03:16 PM
The primary endogenous, immunoprotective/hepatoprotective tripeptide antioxidant.... reduced glutathione (GSH), enhances a plethora of vital biological functions, like the defense against sickness, pollution, infection, trauma-induced/free radical-induced oxidative damage, DNA mutation, neurotoxicity, peroxynitrite toxification, cell apoptosis, lipid peroxidation, ect.... I'm sure we can ALL accept the fact that the protection from these various biological occurrences, does indeed sustain life.
Now if only there was a way to significantly up-regulate the production/concentration of intracellular/total glutathione.... oh wait, there is!
Hospitals around the world demonstrate this fact every day. N-Acetyl-P-Benzoquinone Imine (NAPQI) is a cytotoxic P450-reactive metabolite that is formed in the presence of an acetaminophen overdose, and NAC is the thiol nutrient that is clinically chosen to detoxify NAPQI, and has been shown to up-regulate total glutathione (up to 58%), and intracellular glutathione (up to 92%).
So up-regulated glutathione production not only prolongs life.... it actually saves lives.
Use of N-acetyl cysteine to increase intracellular glutathione during the induction of antitumor responses by IL-2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=8207209&dopt=citation
Life-Extending ?Master Antioxidant?
Ward Dean, MD http://www.vrp.com/art/1181.asp