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Posted by blackcat (Member # 9881) on :
does anyone know anything about this drug. is it just a vitamin or what? has anyone tried it?
Posted by Clarissa (Member # 4715) on :
I don't know about the "c" word BEFORE the NAC but I take NAC. It helps clear the toxins out of your liver. I have no adverse effect to it at all.

It works like Milk Thistle, clearing toxins (you could google for details).

The acronym stands for:
N-Acetyl Cysteine. I buy the NSI brand on Vitacost and take one 600mg a day.

Hope that helps!
Posted by laughnos (Member # 15307) on :
Clarissa, I am sorry I don't know that the first letter stands for. I take NAC from JoMar Labs in the 450mg dosage. The instructions that I was given were to take 3 times the vitamin C at the same time as the NAC so that the NAC could be processed/utilized. Were you told that? I wonder if I am taking enough NAC and I wonder if the vitamin C is really necessary. When I was researching this before I bought it I recall 500mg being the dosage and nothing was mentioned about the vitamin C.

All the best, Lisa
Posted by cameronb (Member # 12240) on :
i understand NAC is a precursor to glutathione. does that means it gets processed in your body into glutathione?

Dr. B in Va. just recommended this Cerefolin NAC for my mother to help with detoxing.

but then i found out when i called about it this morning that it requires a scrip so i've got a call back into Dr. B to see if she can do that for us. there's always something, right?

so anyway, has the NAC helped/made a difference for anyone?
Posted by cameronb (Member # 12240) on :
here's the site with more info:
Posted by Hoosiers51 (Member # 15759) on :
I was on that for like 2 years. One of my doctors described it to me as basically Vitamin B in a prescription form. He recommends it for people with cognitive issues. I guess it is marketed for old people with dementia. I think Vit. B can do wonders for the brain, if you need it. I feel like it might have given me a boost of energy, but I started it at the same time as something else, so it was hard to tell.

I stopped taking it though, because my Chiropracter recommended an under-the-tongue Vitamin B supplement, and I figured that might be absorbed better than just taking a tablet.

I don't know what the NAC means.....but basically my understanding is it's just a way for drug companies to make money off Vitamin B. Who knows, it might have some sort of magical power normal vitamin supplements don't have though
Posted by Hoosiers51 (Member # 15759) on :
Just to clarify the above post, when I said, "I was on that," I meant Cerefolin NAC.

[ 13. June 2008, 09:56 PM: Message edited by: Hoosiers51 ]
Posted by Hoosiers51 (Member # 15759) on :
Sorry, last post.....I am just being very unclear today. I just wanted to say that it's my personal opinion they call it "Cerefolin" because of FOLIc Acid, which is one of the B vitamins.
Posted by seibertneurolyme (Member # 6416) on :
I guess this is one way to get some of your supplements covered by insurance -- not really sure the scrip is that much better than regular vitamins though.

Apparently there are 3 ingredients in the "drug" -- NAC (n-acetyl-cysteine), B12, and folic acid.

Hubby does take all of these supplements. Has done different forms of B12 -- methylcobalamin and hydroxycobalamin -- shots or sublingual (under the tongue) -- not really sure which works best. Also both folic acid and folinic cid which I thought was the activated form of folic acid.

For hubby I think the SAM-e makes the most difference in lowering his homocysteine -- was real low at 6 the last time we checked it.

Hubby takes a time released formula of NAC from his LLMD -- did think this helped with energy levels when he started it. He takes 500 mg 3 times daily.

Bea Seibert

P.S. Click on the valuecardRX link at the top of the package insert screen (link above) to see prices for this med.

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