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FDA's war on NAC (N-acetyl-L-cysteine)

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NAC (N-acetyl-L-cysteine) has been a part of my daily supplementation since Covid began.

I needed to pick up a few bottles recently and historically I've found that GNC had the best price, although it has been a few months since I've needed to resupply. I went in to my local GNC and was told that a month or two back they were asked to pull all of the NAC from the shelves and send it back to the warehouse... Then I went online to Amazon to order a bottle Prime and now I find that just a few days ago Amazon has barred the sale of NAC..

Amazon reportedly removes NAC-containing dietary supplements​


It seems GNC and Amazon have done this as a result of the FDA issuing a warning letter 9 months ago stating that "NAC couldn’t be lawfully sold in a dietary supplement because the ingredient was first approved as a drug in 1963."

I have read they issued the letter because someone or company had marketed it as a hangover cure? I find that a little hard to believe.

NAC has been proven to inhibit virus replication and expression of H5N1 influenza A virus.


According to the below recently published study "NAC has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating characteristics that may prove beneficial in the treatment and prevention of SARS-Cov-2."


I have to wonder what their real motivation is in this attempt to take this off the market.

At this point Vitamin Shoppe still has it available and I have placed a sizeable order myself, those of you who also take it might want to do the same.
 

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They want us all sick or dead.
 

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I take NAC, helps with asthma and allergies.

I just looked around to my favorite online stores (NOT Amazon), there is plenty for sale at regular prices.
 
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I take NAC, helps with asthma and allergies.

I just looked around to my favorite online stores (NOT Amazon), there is plenty for sale at regular prices.

Yes, but two major retailers pulling it is disturbing. I would imagine those combo pills will be pulled down soon on Amazon. The regular 600mg and 1000mg are no longer listed there.

I usually buy 600mg myself.
 

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NAC good for pain, too.
It's a precursor to glutathione, so taking glutathione might have many of the same effects.
 

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My order shipped today, so I should be good for a few years. :2 thumbs up:

Never thought I would NEED to stack supplements.
 

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Canceled Amazon yesterday. I do need to make another vitamin purchase. Does anyone here refrigerate their NAC? I've had one bottle in the fridge for quite some time. Just forget to take it very often that way.
 

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NAC (N-acetyl-L-cysteine) has been a part of my daily supplementation since Covid began.

I needed to pick up a few bottles recently and historically I've found that GNC had the best price, although it has been a few months since I've needed to resupply. I went in to my local GNC and was told that a month or two back they were asked to pull all of the NAC from the shelves and send it back to the warehouse... Then I went online to Amazon to order a bottle Prime and now I find that just a few days ago Amazon has barred the sale of NAC..

Amazon reportedly removes NAC-containing dietary supplements​


It seems GNC and Amazon have done this as a result of the FDA issuing a warning letter 9 months ago stating that "NAC couldn’t be lawfully sold in a dietary supplement because the ingredient was first approved as a drug in 1963."

I have read they issued the letter because someone or company had marketed it as a hangover cure? I find that a little hard to believe.

NAC has been proven to inhibit virus replication and expression of H5N1 influenza A virus.


According to the below recently published study "NAC has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating characteristics that may prove beneficial in the treatment and prevention of SARS-Cov-2."


I have to wonder what their real motivation is in this attempt to take this off the market.

At this point Vitamin Shoppe still has it available and I have placed a sizeable order myself, those of you who also take it might want to do the same.

Also, it absolutely helps for hangover's. But you have to take it the night before. Be warned once, I took a capsule one night and drank a little more than usual and got really sick from alcohol poisoning. It reacts with the leftover compounds that cause the headache.
 

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Canceled Amazon yesterday. I do need to make another vitamin purchase. Does anyone here refrigerate their NAC? I've had one bottle in the fridge for quite some time. Just forget to take it very often that way.

As long as the bottle is sealed or closed tightly, it should be good. Moisture inside the bottle might be a problem.
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Also, it absolutely helps for hangover's. But you have to take it the night before. Be warned once, I took a capsule one night and drank a little more than usual and got really sick from alcohol poisoning. It reacts with the leftover compounds that cause the headache.
Interesting, that's good to know.

I can only think that either NAC is to effective in combating the Covid and they want it controlled OR drug companies are behind this and want the profits to themselves.
 

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This could have gone in 4 different threads but more anti-christ attacks on health articles.

 

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I tried to reorder NAC from Amazon but it is not available

so I tried an eBay search and found plenty so I ordered a couple more bottles of the Solaray 600 mg 60 count
 

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And now it's gone from Vitamin Shoppe... Glad I stocked up when I did.

I also ran across this interesting study:

 

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At least there are still some options, that's pretty pricey though.
code HELLOGLOW will get you 20% off

Besides, it's only FRNs. eating FRNs won't help you treat the covid if you get it but this stuff will. Which would you rather have in your back pocket when the coughing starts and all the supplements are all banned and gone?
 

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code HELLOGLOW will get you 20% off

Besides, it's only FRNs. eating FRNs won't help you treat the covid if you get it but this stuff will. Which would you rather have in your back pocket when the coughing starts and all the supplements are all banned and gone?
Still finding NAC on eBay. Also I've switched from Durvet paste (following iMask Protocol as prophylaxis) to using the 1% injectable form (orally like paste). Less yucky and pure (ingredients in Durvet paste are common food additives btw). I previously sourced on eBay and no longer listed there and just one tube of paste at sky-high price. Went looking at Tractor Supply (they carry vet supplies) and both still available. Looks like certain supplements being targeted by FDA are disappearing so you might want to load up.
 

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Still finding NAC on eBay. Also I've switched from Durvet paste (following iMask Protocol as prophylaxis) to using the 1% injectable form (orally like paste). Less yucky and pure (ingredients in Durvet paste are common food additives btw). I previously sourced on eBay and no longer listed there and just one tube of paste at sky-high price. Went looking at Tractor Supply (they carry vet supplies) and both still available. Looks like certain supplements being targeted by FDA are disappearing so you might want to load up.
The prices between NOW and eBay are pretty similar. I picked up 2 bottles of 250 600mg capsules @ $37.94 ea shipped using the coupon
 

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The prices between NOW and eBay are pretty similar. I picked up 2 bottles of 250 600mg capsules @ $37.94 ea shipped using the coupon
I checked my Amazon history and late last year I ordered Durvet paste for $5 a syringe, now it's doubled. What exactly is downside of buying a supplement that has a shelf-life of several years (my paste is Sept. 2022 for example)?
 

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I checked my Amazon history and late last year I ordered Durvet paste for $5 a syringe, now it's doubled. What exactly is downside of buying a supplement that has a shelf-life of several years (my paste is Sept. 2022 for example)?
Yep, me too. Not sure how the sell by date can be interpreted. I suppose, like any 'drug' it loses its potency over time
 

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Yep, me too. Not sure how the sell by date can be interpreted. I suppose, like any 'drug' it loses its potency over time
In the paste for example I've seen post where farmers leave it on shelf in barn and use way paste expiration date. As long as stored in a cool,dark place for storage I can imagine it being effective for years after exp. date. Food somewhat different with 'use by date' but then again I've eatten some of my canned jars (Ball glass jars) 8-yrs after laying them up.