N Acetylcysteine and What it Does #
Many of the neurodegenerative conditions are now thought to be caused by toxic chemicals. Inside the body these chemicals become what are called “free radicals.” Free in that they freely move around. Radical in that they do radical damage to the cells of your body.
Damage can be to the cell wall, structures inside the cell and to the individual parts of the internal structures. Since our nerves are cells, free radicals can damage nerve membranes and parts. This includes the brain since it is full of nerve cells.
Excess free radicals can result from exposure to or the production of radical chemicals in the body or a lack of another internal soldier like chemicals called “antioxidants.” These soldier chemicals are like the special forces of the marines. They are the soldiers who neutralize free radical action.
Co-Factors: Helping NAC Work Better
Since our diets are deficient of many macro nutrients, to get the best benefit from NAC requires taking the co-factors that helps the NAC work even better.
Magnesium – 50-400 mg/ day (best not to take at the same time as the NAC)
Here is a Magesium Bicarbonate Concentrate Recipe that is low cost, easy to make and you just add to your drinking water.
Selenium – 100-200 mcg/day (Each Brazil Nut has 100 mcg so eat 2 a day)
Vitamin E (D-Alpha tocopheryl) – 400-800 Units/day
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) – 25-50 mg/day
Vitamin C (to prevent kidney stones) By some estimates, we need at least 1000 mg per day. While we are not advocates of supplements when food is a better source, this is one of the essentials to good health.