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hopingandpraying
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Trying to figure out if ALA and NAC are binders like apple pectin, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, etc. I know they are antioxidants and attach to free radicals in the body, so I thought they might be the same. Asked LLMD and he said he wasn't sure.

Son started Cowden Protocol yesterday and we need to re-arrange his supplement schedule to accommodate this specific protocol. I want to make sure everything works together and doesn't eliminate/cancel out anything because of what he takes and when. Wish there were more hours in the day!

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I don't think so. I think they may mobilize heavy metals, but don't know that they bind the heavy metals... I've always read that charcoal, bentonite, etc. is needed in addition to the ALA &/or NAC.

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I would like to know this as well. Good question hoping and praying!
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Does anyone else have input about this?
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Not to my knowledge, they are not.

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I don't believe that NAC is a "binder". Here's some information about it:

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2010/5/N-Acetyl-Cysteine/Page-01

It's a pretty interesting supplement!

Here's some info about ALA -

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/10/nu_lipoic_acid/page-01

I don't think it would be considered a binder, either. It's mainly an antioxidant.

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Thanks to all for your input.
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