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Review: 1FAST400 N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) Bulk Powder

October 19th, 2009 2 comments

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is an inexpensive and highly absorbable form of the amino acid cysteine which has numerous health benefits. Previously, I’ve written about several applications for NAC:

Furthermore, there is solid evidence that NAC helps boost the body’s levels of glutathione, one of the main antioxidants produced by the body. In particular, glutathione is critical to liver health. Many people suffer from elevated homocysteine levels, an amino acid that is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Several studies indicate that NAC can significantly lower homocysteine levels. Finally, if you sometimes drink alcohol and get a hangover, you’ll be interested to know that NAC plus vitamin B1 (thiamine) may help the body reduce the severity of hangovers. There are many other lesser known uses for NAC. I’ll discuss more of these at the end of the article.


Available Forms of NAC

NAC is often sold in capsule form containing 600 mg per capsule, but the bulk powder form of the supplement can be much less expensive. NAC is also the primary ingredient in some pharmaceutical products including a product called Mucomyst that is used to treat mucus build-up by inhalation of a sterile liquid solution of NAC.

This article reviews the 1Fast400 N-Acetyl-Cysteine, NAC sold in bulk powder form. It is priced less than 1/2 the price of the 600 mg capsules from inexpensive reputable makers such as Puritan’s Pride and NOW Foods. Thus the bulk powder form of NAC is a good choice for people who use large quantities of it. Such people might include those with families with several people who use it for general health, immune system boosting, detoxification from mercury and heavy metals, and especially people who use it for mental health care applications similar to clinical testing being done with dosages of 2000 mg per day or more.
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Life Extension’s Overstock Sale Ends April 6, 2009

April 3rd, 2009 1 comment

This is a friendly reminder that Life Extension’s Overstock Sale ends on April 6, 2009. Also, Life Extension has just started their Life Extension Blood Testing sale. Rather than arguing with your doctor about why you need certain tests to monitor your health, it may be easier and cheaper to just get them during their sale.

Life Extension Overstock Sale - Save 60% to 80%

Nutritional supplements are often hit-or-miss, especially without extensive testing to determine blood serum levels of nutrients or hormones in order to select supplements and determine appropriate dosages. However, some supplements are very widely applicable and likely worth a try for a month or two if you have symptoms that they may address. We’ll briefly discuss five of the Life Extension products presently on sale that are widely applicable, even if you are already in good health. This discussion largely applies to similar supplements from any quality manufacturer, not just Life Extension.
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Terrific Deal on Sublingual B12 5000mcg Lozenges

March 12th, 2009 No comments

We’ve previously written about how increasing vitamin B12 intake can help reduce the frequency and severity of canker sores. B12 is also critically important for heart and nervous system health. Unfortunately, some of the best B12 supplements are generally fairly expensive as they use large doses of the less common methylcobalamin form of the vitamin.

The good news is that until April 6, 2009, there’s a terrific deal on sublingual (under the tongue) vitamin B12 via the Life Extension Overstock Sale for just $6.40 for a bottle of 60 tablets of 5000mcg (5mg) each. These are the more expensive and readily metabolized methylcobalamin form, so folks whose livers cannot convert the common cheap cyanocobalamin form of B12 can still benefit. Even in a healthy normal person, the liver converts just 1% of cyanocobalamin into the biologically active methylcobalamin form.

Life Extension Overstock Sale - Save 60% to 80%

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