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How does Vitamin C/Sodium Ascorbate reduce inflammation?
Vitamin C/ascorbate was one of the first anti-oxidants described and one of the first to be used to prevent and treat disease (scurvy). Technically, an anti-oxidant is a substance which inhibits or slows the oxidation of another substance. Oxidation is the chemical process that, for example, produces rust and occurs in a campfire. An anti-oxidant “sponges” up substances called free radicals—these ar...Read Full Post »
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How does N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) reduce inflammation?
N-Acetyl cysteine (NAC) is derived from the amino acid cysteine. NAC serves as a precursor or building block of glutathione—an extremely potent natural antioxidant that our bodies can make from NAC. , Glutathione (GSH) is THE powerhouse natural antioxidant. An antioxidant is a substance that is able to “mop up” the products of certain biochemical reactions in the body— these prod...Read Full Post »