NAC ( N-Acetylcysteine ) is both an anti inflammatory and mucous moderator, and researchers claim is useful to both prevent COPD and asthma, slow the rate of lung-function decline in those diseases, and moderate and thin bronchial congestion.
Some of the people I've dealt with, which have serious congestion issues, ' swear ' by it. I take it mainly as an anti-inflammatory, as inflammation is the root cause of the permanent and irreverseable damages to the airways and aveoli of the lungs.
NAC is currently an OTC supplement which can be found at better Q health product stores or on-line retailers.
I get 100 capsules for about
$ 28 cdn. Important to make sure you don't go for the lowest price though. Low priced is always low Q and most lilely contains contaminants, like heavy metals, arsenic, etc. Check for the Quality assurance labels as GMP ( good manufacturing practices - protecting purity and potentancy ) or USP ( US standards )
NAC also needs vitamin C to be taken along with it, as alone it won't properly metabolize. 1 gm/600 mg is recommended.
Post Edited (JohnCa) : 5/29/2011 4:49:20 PM (GMT-6)