In our final NAC series blog, we wanted to discuss NAC’s role in general hormonal health. Not everyone is trying to get pregnant or has PCOS, but NAC can help every woman. The supplement works to balance hormone levels. Let’s investigate what NAC can do for you!
Improved Glutathione Levels
NAC works to make glutathione, the main antioxidant in our bodies. As we age, as well as when we suffer from chronic illness, glutathione levels have been proven to decrease. However, NAC has the ability to increase these levels and improve overall health and wellness (1).
Lowers Testosterone Levels
Some women, even those who don’t have PCOS, may have a high levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone. NAC has the ability to lower the testosterone levels in all women (2). This allows eggs to mature and ovulation rates to increase.
Regulates Your Menstrual Cycle
With your hormones now in balance, NAC will in turn regulate your menstrual cycle. In one study, women were given a NAC supplement for a year. Results showed restoration of their ovary cells and improvement in menstruation based on the amount of periods they received throughout the trial (3). NAC is a great way to help your irregular periods and give you a better month.
With our series coming to a close, we hope you learned how the NAC that you might be getting in your personalized kit is benefiting your health.
- Shawna. "6 Ways NAC Supports Your Health with PCOS." PCOS Diva. N.p., 9 Feb. 2016. Web. <http://pcosdiva.com/2016/02/nac-pcos-supplement/>.
- Oner, G., and I. I. Muderris. "Clinical, Endocrine and Metabolic Effects of Metformin vs N-acetyl-cysteine in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome." European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Nov. 2011. Web.
- Masha, A., C. Manieri, S. Dinatale, G. A. Bruno, E. Ghigo, and V. Martina. "Prolonged Treatment with N-acetylcysteine and L-arginine Restores Gonadal Function in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome." Journal of Endocrinological Investigation. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Dec. 2009. Web.