What do garlic, glutathione, glucosamine, NAC, alpha-lipoic acid, chondroitin, and MSM have in common?

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HOW SULFUR WORKS: Sulfur's bioactivity appears to be strongly influenced by the chemicals it's attached to. A recent article in Nutrition & Metabolism suggested that many people, especially seniors, don't get enough sulfur from their diets. Sulfur is needed for the normal structure and function of proteins--important because, aside from water, most of the human body consists of protein. HEALTH BENEFITS: Sulfur-rich supplements have diverse benefits. Glutathione. This vitamin-like substance and related compounds, such as glutathione peroxidase, are the most powerful antioxidants made within the body. Glutathione also plays essential roles in breaking down hazardous chemicals. Because glutathione is generally not well absorbed, use N-acetylcysteine or alpha-lipoic acid as precursors. N-acetylcysteine (NAC). Rich in sulfur, NAC quickly boosts glutathione levels. According to an Italian study of seniors, NAC supplements can block influenza symptoms. Recent studies have found that NAC ... more
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