- Important antioxidant action
- Chelant of heavy metals
- Hepato-protective action
- Protects the skin, hair and nails
L-Cysteine by Nutrione is an L-cysteine-based dietary supplement. It consists of an amino acid that plays an essential role in numerous biological functions. It has important antioxidant properties as it forms part of the synthesis of glutathione.
It can be said that glutathione is the biggest endogenous antioxidant and plays a direct role in the neutralisation of free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds. Glutathione is also responsible for maintaining exogenous antioxidants such as vitamins C and E in their active forms.
Glutathione plays an important part in the immune system, as it is needed in order for it to work correctly. In fact it is linked to the synthesis of T lympocytes, the main line of the body's defence against micro-organisms.
L-cysteine is also a chelant for heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. It also protects us from the damage caused by acetaldehyde, product from the metabolism of alcohol (hepato-protective function). Cysteine is essential in the creation of keratin, a protein we find in skin, hair and nails.