Amazon Bans NAC

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:


Amazon has removed any trace of NAC!

If you haven’t heard, the FDA has waged a battle with the supplement industry about N-acetyl cysteine (NAC).

When I found out this was happening, I immediately bulk ordered any NAC I could find because it’s actually one of my favorite supplements and I am worried it’s going to become very difficult to find.

NAC is a potent antioxidant and creates glutathione in the body, which is extremely helpful for a number of reasons.

But now, the FDA has determined that it’s not a dietary supplement.

Off-Limits for Consumers

Even with 1000 clinical trials, the FDA is claiming that NAC isn’t legal for you to take as a supplement. And now they’re forcing companies like Amazon to pick a side.

It’s been virtually swept off Amazon’s shelves!

The jury is still out on whether NAC will be available without a prescription at other retailers for much longer.

I’m honestly pretty disappointed because NAC is such a good supplement that helps replenish glutathione, one of the body’s most important antioxidants.

The “Mother” Antioxidant

Glutathione is nicknamed the Master Antioxidant (GSH), and it’s necessary to live a healthy life. When you take NAC, your body converts it to cysteine, which is a key building block to make glutathione.

It’s powerful enough to protect your entire body from disease and health issues. Here’s just a few of its benefits:

  • Lowers inflammation
  • Anti-Aging effects
  • Protects the Brain
  • Regenerates other antioxidants like Vitamin C and E

The problem with most supplements claiming to raise glutathione is that they have one major flaw – they don’t make it through the blood-brain barrier.

NAC is so effective because it’s one of few supplements that makes it to the brain.

Alternatives to NAC

The reason I love NAC so much is because my body really needs more glutathione. And this is largely due to my genes.

For example, I’ve got variants of the UGT2A1 gene that put me more at risk for oxidative stress and lower glutathione levels.

Even though NAC has been my go-to, my SelfDecode Cognitive DNA Wellness Report told me about another supplement that can make it through the blood-brain barrier: liposomal glutathione.

And there’s even more good news – your body can make glutathione on its own… if you give it the building blocks through diet or supplements.

You just have to know what your body needs, and you can do that by looking at your genes!

NAC was one of my own recommendations on my SelfDecode Cognitive DNA Wellness Report, but luckily there are 22 MORE supplement, diet and lifestyle recommendations to keep me going.

Whether you want to optimize your cognitive function or enhance your immune defense system, your genes are the first place you should start.

They can tell you where you might be more at risk so that you can implement the right changes to give your body exactly what it needs.

And there’s almost always more than one way to accomplish your goal.

So, start looking at your DNA today and discover your own personalized health plans designed to help you take control of your own health, no matter what surprises get thrown your way.

About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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