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Cysteine

It is required for vitamin B6 utilization and assists in the supply of insulin to the pancreas, which is needed for the assimilation of sugars and starches. It is necessary for the formation of the skin (hair and skin are made up 10-14% Cysteine) and is helpful in the healing of burns and wounds, breaking down mucus deposits in illnesses such as bronchitis as well as cystic fibrosis. It functions as an antioxidant and is a powerful aid to the body in protecting against radiation and pollution. It increases the level of glutathione in the lungs, liver, kidneys and bone marrow, and this may have an anti-aging effect on the body by reducing age-spots etc. It deactivate free radicals, neutralizes toxins and has been shown as a detoxification agent to protect the body against damage of alcohol and cigarette smoking, and may be effective in preventing hangovers, as well as preventing liver and brain damage. The body also uses cysteine to produce taurine, another amino acid. Cysteine also strengthens the protective lining of the stomach and intestines, which may help prevent damage caused by aspirin and similar drugs. Cysteine is rarely used as a dietary supplement, instead N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), which contains cysteine, is more commonly used.

Good sources of Cysteine are:
dairy products
meat
poultry
fish

Deficiency of Cysteine may cause:

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