Is there a difference in pharmaceutical quality NAC and other NCA supplements?
by Susie M
I have asked other questions on this site but still have one more before I want to start on progesterone therapy with Natpro. This question is about choosing a good NAC supplement.
I started doing an internet search for NAC supplements. I found a site that had the following information on it.
"All NAC supplements are NOT the same. The problem I have run into with most over the counter NAC supplements is their packaging. NAC is a strong thiol-bearing compound prone to air oxidization. Once you open the bottle you bought on the Internet, the product has likely degraded since the time it was on the manufacturing line. Bioavailabilty (the amount that actually gets into your body) is likely low."
"There is a company called BioAdvantex in Canada that makes a pharmaceutical grade NAC supplement that comes in an effervescent tablet form (see photo). Think of an Alka Seltzer with a wild berry flavor. Each PharmaNAC fizzy tablet is individually wrapped in a special paper/plastic/foil material to keep moisture and air from entering the package. The manufacturing process is very well controlled to produce the most bioavialable form of NAC on the market today. Each tablet comes in 900mgs which I like."
What do you think of this information? Do you agree with it?
I found that the price is in the neighborhood of $25 for a 32 tablet box. Each tablet is 900 mg. You recommended I take 2000 mg/day for my particular bleeding problem. So I am also asking if I take 2 tabs/day equaling 1800 mg's if that would be enough? I realize that this brand of pharmaceutical NAC is twice the cost than standard supplements. Most NAC's are 500 to 600 mg's and the bottles contain around 60 capsules. At 2000 mg/day, I would need to take 3 caps (600mg)to equal 1800 mg's and at 4 caps I would be ingesting 2400 mg's.
I am more interested in taking a better absorbed/assimilated quality product that does not contain other possible harmful ingredients than the cost. That is why you, others and I choose Natpro over progesterone creams.
I really need your opinion on this before I can choose a NAC supplement. I am confused as what to believe about this pharmaceutical version.