NAC for brain health

As we age, it’s natural to worry about losing our health, our mobility – and our minds.

Dementia, cognitive decline and brain injuries, including concussions, are common concerns, and more studies are being done to help us better understand how to care for our brains.NAC for brain health

NAC, as a supplement, can help. NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) is a modified form of cysteine, an amino acid that helps produce glutathione. Glutathione is essential for brain health, as it binds and transports mercury out of the brain and neutralizes oxidative damage. It also supports liver detoxification and reduces free radicals in the body to assist in healthy aging.

There is scientific evidence that NAC can reduce the severity of mild traumatic brain injury and improve cognition and is an essential supplement to mitigate environmental toxicity.

For brain health supplements, we recommend Metagenics Ceralin Forte or Bioclinic’s NAC.

Both are available for purchase at Age Management Institute in Calgary.

Check out our library of recommended supplements, compiled by Dr. Lourens.