Medically Reviewed By Elizabeth A. Swick, MS, RDN
Longevity and Anti-Aging Benefits of NAC and Collagen
What is N-Acetyl Cysteine?
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC for short) is the precursor to a substance known as L-glutathione. This compound is involved in many important physical processes. It is also a powerful antioxidant, helping to fight free radicals. By providing your body with a ready supply of NAC, you can ensure that L-glutathione is produced in quantity.
A powerful detoxifier, NAC helps to trap harmful compounds so that they can be flushed out of your system. NAC benefits include liver function support, allowing it to perform its natural role in cleansing the body of toxins.
NAC also has beneficial effects on respiratory function. This is especially useful for athletes and anyone who engages in physical activity. It’s also been shown to help cases where lung function is impacted by certain medical conditions, such as allergies.
NAC can help reduce inflammation in the lungs and elsewhere in the body. This has obvious benefits for those who are starting to suffer from joint pain and sore muscles when exercising. As well as these common symptoms, inflammation has more subtle effects: it is closely connected with the aging process. By regulating the immune system and controlling inflammation, damage to tissues from inflammatory processes can be reduced and longevity improved.
Body Kitchen’s Mega NAC + Quercetin is an excellent option if you want to try NAC supplements. As well as providing 600 mg of high-quality NAC with every dose, Mega NAC + Quercetin also contains the powerful antioxidant compound quercetin and Body Kitchen’s patented Black Pepper Extract, which has been shown to maximize nutrient absorption by 30%.
Collagen Longevity Benefits
Collagen is an exceptional protein that’s found everywhere in the body. It’s especially abundant in the deeper layers of the skin. Collagen has a remarkable structure: it’s made from coiled chains of amino acids that create a spring-like configuration. Your body uses this protein to make many tissues, particularly those that need to be flexible and resilient.
Like any protein, if you’re not replenishing you’re losing it. The amount of collagen in the body begins to decline as we age. After around 25, collagen production decreases by approximately one percent for every year of life. The effects are experienced throughout the body, with joints becoming more painful, muscles becoming less strong, the circulatory system becoming less resilient, and many other effects. The most visible and dramatic effect is in the skin, which becomes weaker and less pliable. The results are the sagging and wrinkles we associate with age.
The best way to combat this is by taking a quality collagen peptide that your body can break down and then use to make fresh new collagen. Test subjects who took collagen in the context of scientific studies reported less joint pain, displayed greater muscle strength, and had measurably improved skin with fewer wrinkles and less sagging.
Body Kitchen’s Youthful Beauty Collagen Capsules (or powder) contain Body Kitchen’s unique collagen patent, with 30 times the usual amount of dipeptides. This means it’s better absorbed and thus more effective than generic collagen powders. Youthful Beauty Collagen Capsules also contain Resveratrol, one of the most potent components you can take for anti-aging and cell-support.
Body Kitchen’s high-quality longevity supplements can help anyone fight aging and improve their overall well-being. They are best used in conjunction with a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.