Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 7th, 2003
Cysteine, an amino acid, is the precursor to glutathione, a powerful antioxidant and important detoxifying agent. Glutathione is used to cleanse the body of harmful toxins. N-acetylcysteine, a synthetic precursor of cysteine, is commonly used as a mucolytic agent and as an antidote against acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity.
In the study, women in the highest level of plasma cysteine group had a significant 56%...
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