Solgar L-Cysteine provides a non-essential amino acid, cysteine, and is one of the few amino acids that contains sulphur. Cysteine supplements may strengthen the protective lining of the stomach and intestines and plays an important role in immune function. L-Cysteine 500 mg Vegetable Capsules is one of Solgar's premium-quality amino acid range products, containing L-Cysteine, a sulphur-bearing amino acid.
Like all other sulphur based amino acids, cysteine is known to contribute to the structure of proteins. One such protein that cysteine helps to form the structure of is keratin, which is found in hair, skin, and nails. This is why many hair health supplements contain cystine for hair growth. Cysteine amino acid also acts as a detoxifier and plays a role in energy metabolism and fatty acid synthesis.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are needed in several internal functions of the body. They are classified as "essential" or "non-essential", with essential amino acids meaning they cannot be manufactured by the body and must be supplied in the diet to maintain good all-round health. Amino acids can be further used by the body to create hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters, antibodies and nutrient carriers. A suboptimal intake of the essential amino acids increases the body's need for the non-essential amino acids either through diet or supplementation. Foods that increase amino acid intake are meat, beans, cheese and eggs.
Key Benefits of Solgar L-Cysteine:
- Cysteine is required to make glutathione, a powerful detoxification compound in the liver
- Naturally occurring in keratin, the protein in skin, hair and nails
- One of Solgar's premium-quality amino acid range
- Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher
- Free from Sugar, Salt, Starch, Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Soya, Yeast, Preservatives, Sweeteners, Artificial Flavours or Colours.
Directions: As a food supplement, take one Solgar L-Cysteine 500mg capsule daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed the daily dose. Keep out of reach of young children.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.
Each vegetable capsule provides: L-Cysteine (as HCI) (free-form) 500 mg. Vegetable Capsule Shell: Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose. Anti-caking Agents: vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide. Bulking Agent: microcrystalline cellulose.
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