What is NAC and why is it important?

We are constantly exposed to hormone disruptor compounds that mimic estrogen in the body called xenoestrogens {pronounced: zeno estrogens}. They can be found in hair and skin products, conventional produce, and cleaning products, and they disrupt our hormonal balance and endocrine function.  In order to support healthy hormones, OVA MOON decided to use N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), to help repair the damage of those xenoestrogens.  
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is the supplement form of cysteine, a semi-essential amino acid.  The reason it's semi-essential and not essential, is that your body can produce it from other amino acids when you are getting enough nutrients in your diet, whereas an essential amino acid must be obtained from foods or a supplement.  It is REALLY important to have enough cysteine in the body in order to replenish the most powerful antioxidant in your body, glutathione.  Antioxidants are super important!  They promote detoxification in your body and act directly as scavengers for free radicals (a toxic byproduct of oxygen metabolism that can cause damage to cells in the form of "oxidative stress").
In other words, we are exposed to so many environmental toxins on a regular basis that we need to be eliminating them on a regular basis as well.  It is really important to support our body in this process, which is why we added NAC to our super awesome formula.

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