Cysteine is a sulphur-containing non essential amino acid which helps in the maintenance of the immune system by helping to cleanse the body of impurities. It is principally used in detoxification as it boosts glutathione levels but can also contribute to the structuring of proteins in the body.
- A cream powder in a clear hard shell capsule.
- 90 tablets.
- Promotes formation and structuring of keratin, which is found in hair, skin and nails.
- Acts as a detoxifier and body cleanser.
- Helps with energy metabolism and fatty acid synthesis.
- An important amino acid for encouraging Phase II liver processes.
- A component of some digestive enzymes.
Cysteine is an important source of dietary sulphur and many of its important roles in the body involve the thiol (sulphur) group attached to each molecule of the amino acid. Sulphur is essential in the diet and obtained principally from the intake of proteins rich in cysteine and methionine. The other sulphur containing amino acids, taurine and the cystine are synthesised from cysteine.
Cysteine contributes to the structure of proteins in the form of cystine, which is two cysteine molecules bonded together by a disulphide bond. Cystine is an important component of keratin, a structural protein of hair, skin and nails.
Cystein's most important role in the body is as a component of glutathione and it is cysteine's thiol group that give glutathion its powerful properties as a detoxifyer and antioxidant. The body's ability to manufacture glutathione (a tripeptide) is largely determined by the availability of cysteine, as its other two components, glutamic acid and glycine are generally more abundant.
L-cysteine is presented in its free-form for maximum absorption. Each capsule provides a full 500mg of L-cysteine.
1 to 3 capsules daily. It is preferable to take amino acids with fruit juice or water, rather than milk. An amino acid is best taken ½ hour before any meal or at bedtime.
Less than 30 minutes.
This product is not recommended for children or pregnant or lactating women.
Ingredients per capsule:
L-Cysteine 500mg. Encapsulated with: Capsule Shell (Gelatin), Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Cellulose.