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Side Effects

No consistent adverse effects of NAC have been reported in humans. One small study found that daily amounts of 1.2 grams or more could lead to oxidative damage.4 Extremely large amounts of cysteine, the amino acid NAC is derived from, may be toxic to nerve cells in rats.5

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