article is for those of you that got the email on swine flu prevention
and care listing N-Acetyl-Cysteine and Oscillo as the 2 must-have
products for the coming epidemic. Many had never heard of either
product – this will explain the first.
(NAC) is an amino acid. It is used by the liver and the lymphocytes
to detoxify chemicals and other poisons. It is a powerful detoxifier
of alcohol, tobacco smoke, and environmental pollutants all of which
are immune suppressors. NAC can boost the levels of protective enzymes
in the body, thus slowing some of the cellular damage due to aging.
NAC may also decrease both the frequency and duration of infectious
diseases such as colds and flu.
NAC is a more
stable form of l-cysteine which is necessary to produce glutathione
in the body. Glutathione is a major antioxidant, protecting tissues
of the arteries, brain, heart, immune cells, kidneys, lenses of
the eyes, liver, lungs and skin against damage. It also helps prevent
cancer, particularly liver cancer. Glutathione is not easily metabolized
in supplement form. One of the best ways to increase glutathione
levels in the body is to supplement NAC.
There are currently
clinical trials on NAC and its role as an immune system enhancer.
These trials are specifically focused of using NAC as a means of
preventing HIV from developing into AIDS.
is another immune system benefit of NAC. NAC is known to help prevent
cancers of the colon, bladder, breast, liver, mouth, skin and lungs.
severity of the flu is another benefit of NAC. NAC is known for
reducing the duration of flu especially in elderly and chronically