Critical Tools for a Healthy Liver: N-Acetylcysteine

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Critical Tools for a Healthy Liver: N-Acetylcysteine

After absorption and uptake by the liver, N-acetylcysteine stimulates the synthesis of one of the most important antioxidant compounds within liver cells – glutathione – and, as shown in a study recently published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, N-acetylcysteine promotes the health of liver cells by protecting them against harm.2

Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
Critical Tools for a Healthy Liver: Fish Oils

References:
2. Rana SV, Attri S, Vaiphei K, Pal R, Attri A, Singh K. Role of N-acetylcysteine in rifampicin-induced hepatic injury of young rats. World J Gastroenterol 2006;12:287-291.


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