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Antiviral Nutrition VIDEO: Benefits of the amino acid (acetyl)Cysteine, NAC
We use the amino acid Cysteine in the form of NAC/acetylcysteine for antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antidepressant, immunosupportive, and antiviral actions well-proven in human clinical practice
Cysteine is an amino acid that provides a long list (>18) of health benefits; see video for details!
Dietary proteins are made of various combinations of amino acids, one of which is the amino acid cysteine. By using nutritional supplements of cysteine in the stabilized form of acetyl-cysteine, also called N-acetyl-cysteine or NAC, we can gain clinically important benefits including reductions in inflammation and oxidative (free radical) stress, alleviation of depression and other psychiatric problems, as well as enhancement of immune function and inhibition of viral replication, leading to reduced frequency and severity of viral infections.
Minor note: You will commonly see Cysteine described as “L-cysteine” which refers to the three-dimensional “direction” or “handedness” of the molecule. Since all amino acids in human nutrition are of the L or levo (“left-handed”) configuration, this distinction is a bit redundant while also serving to differentiate the form as not being of the D or dextro (“right-handed”) configuration.
Please enjoy this authoritative video review by Dr Alex Vasquez, which is part of the Self-Paced Antiviral Nutrition Course. You can download a copy of this video for personal use along with other materials detailing antiviral nutrition, integrative nutrition and functional medicine from https://inflammationmastery-com-ichnfm-org.dpdcart.com
We use the amino acid Cysteine in the form of NAC/acetylcysteine for antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antidepressant, immunosupportive, and antiviral actions, all of which are well-proven in human clinical practice
See video in Antiviral Nutrition Course for discussion of risks and laboratory monitoring.
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I hope you enjoyed this brief update; please see the other videos and articles in the Antiviral Nutrition Course. This educational material is not to be considered personalized health advice; consult a nutritionally-knowledgeable licensed clinician before taking nutritional supplements especially if you have preexisting health problems and/or are taking medications. You can download a copy of this video for personal use along with other materials detailing antiviral nutrition, integrative nutrition and functional medicine from https://inflammationmastery-com-ichnfm-org.dpdcart.com
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Dr Alex Kennerly Vasquez (introduction; brief Bio-CV)writes and teaches for an international audience on various topics ranging from leadership to nutrition to functional inflammology. Major books include Inflammation Mastery, 4th Edition (full-color printing, 1182 pages, equivalent to 25 typical books [averaging 60,000 words each]), which was also published in two separate volumes as Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine (Volume 1: Chapters 1-4; Volume 2: Chapter 5—Clinical Protocols for Diabetes, Hypertension, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Vasculitis, Dermatomyositis and most other major inflammatory/autoimmune disorders); several sections have been excerpted including Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition (ISBN 1502894890) (aka, Antiviral Nutrition [available as PDF download] and Brain Inflammation in Chronic Pain, Migraine, and Fibromyalgia. Dr Vasquez’s books are available internationally via bookstores such as BookDepository, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, ThriftBooks, AbeBooks, BetterWorldBooks, WaterStonesBooks and his new Telegram channel is https://t.me/DrAlexVasquez.