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Can you take NAC as a daily supplement?

Can you take NAC as a daily supplement?

NAC has low bioavailability as an oral supplement, meaning that your body does not absorb it well. The accepted daily supplement recommendation is 600–1,800 mg of NAC (47). NAC can be administered intravenously or taken orally, as an aerosol spray or in liquid or powder form.

What is an NAC supplement good for?

NAC helps to replenish glutathione levels in the body. It also aids in regulating glutamate. These functions may help to improve brain health and benefit people with conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. NAC may help with psychiatric disorders and addictive behaviors.

Why are NAC supplements being banned?

In July 2020, FDA sent warning letters to companies declaring that NAC is not a lawful dietary ingredient per the FD&C Act’s drug-exclusion clause because the ingredient was first authorized for investigation as a new drug before it was marketed as a dietary supplement.

What foods are high in NAC?

NAC is made by the human liver by altering the amino acid cysteine and can be found in high-protein foods, such as meat, fish, seafood, chicken or turkey. Minor sources are eggs, whole-grain products such as breads and cereals, and some plants including broccoli, onions, and legumes.

What are the side effects of NAC?

The side effects of NAC supplementation are usually mild and may include:

  • diarrhea.
  • eye irritation.
  • fatigue.
  • nausea.
  • a skin rash.
  • vomiting.

Can I take zinc and NAC at the same time?

Interestingly, concomitant administration of zinc and NAC was most effective compared to zinc or NAC in eliciting above-mentioned protective effects. The above results suggest significant protective value of combined zinc and NAC administration in acute arsenic exposure.

Can you take NAC with a multivitamin?

Adding a multivitamin will ensure that you are getting the B vitamins you need when taking NAC.