question about type of NAC

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question about type of NAC

Postby g123 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:41 pm

Hello,

I've gone to two stores and can find N-acetyl L cysteine, but not N-acetyl cysteine.

Are they the same thing? I can find the version without the "L" online if that is preferable.

Thanks.
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Re: question aout type of NAC

Postby NHE » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:09 pm

Hi g123,
I don't take NAC but here's some info that might be helpful. Amino acids can come in two different isomers. These are typically noted as the D form and the L form. They are essentially mirror images of each other much as your hands are non-superimposable mirror images of each other. For most amino acids, the L form is the natural form while the D form is a byproduct of chemical synthesis. I would think that you should be fine with n-acetyl L cysteine.

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Postby SarahLonglands » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:25 am

You can buy N acetyl cysteine from I herb and vitacost amongst many other places. Its aim in treatment for Cpn is to break open the elementary bodies, rendering them unable to reproduce: http://www.davidwheldon.co.uk/NAC.html

I don't think the L form will work in the same way.

I still take it now because if I should become infected again, it will stop the infection in its tracks and therefore stop MS from rearing its ugly head once more.

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Postby g123 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:17 pm

Thank you both for answering, very helpful. There also seems to be some "time release" formulas, but maybe that's just a gimmick....
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Postby SarahLonglands » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:53 am

It probably is, also more expensive!

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