N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is one of my favourite supplements. It is a precursor to glutathione which is one of the major antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants get rid of free radicals in our body. We all have them. There is no getting away from them. Free radicals are caused by our cells oxidizing. Oxidizing means the cells are subjected to oxygen, just like a bit of old metal going rusty.
Scientists have discovered from research that Inflammation in our body is the major cause of many or all illnesses. Inflammation comes about by lots of little free radicals causing damage in our body.
NAC helps to stop this damage. It has been used for many illnesses, from lung congestion, to sinusitis, to depression. Now it has been found to aid in fertility.
120 infertile men took part in a study using NAC. Some took a placebo which means it is a dummy tablet like a sugar pill. Fertility in the men taking the NAC increased in 3 months.
In another study of 468 infertile men taking NAC and selenium for 26 weeks, sperm count and concentration increased.
NAC works on the mucous in the body. By breaking down the mucous in the reproductive tract, it makes it easier for the sperm to move through the vaginal tract.
More oxidative stress occurs during the first three months of a pregnancy and may be the reason of an inability of the woman to remain pregnant during the first trimester. It was found that NAC and folic acid made a difference, helping the mother to remain pregnant and not lose the baby.
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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