Now Foods, L-Cysteine, 500 mg, 100 Tablets
By Now Foods1452 Reviews
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0.53 lbs (0.24 kg)
- Product Code: NOW-00077
- UPC Code: 733739000774
- Package Quantity: 100 Tablets
- Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 in, 0.45 lbs (0.2 kg)
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- Structural Support
- Promotes Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails
- With Vitamin B-6 and C
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
NOW L-Cysteine is a non-essential amino acid that is an important component of hair, nails and the keratin of the skin. L-Cysteine stabilizes protein structure and aids in the formation of collagen, thereby promoting healthy skin, hair and nail texture and elasticity.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet 1 to 3 times daily as needed. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW GliSODin, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Antioxidant Caps.
Cellulose, citric acid, silica, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and vegetable coating.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: 1 Tablet|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||60 mg||100%|
|Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)||10 mg||500%|
|L-Cysteine (from L-Cysteine Hydrochloride)||500 mg||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
I'm a female in my very early 30's and an inexplicable case of hair loss that no doctor or blood test seems to be able to detect 'medically'. Purchased NOW L-Cysteine after my dermatologist recommended it to me as a non medical solution. Seems to be working after 5 months of religious use - new hairs are sprouting all over my head.
I bought this as an alternative to NAC for liver detox and support, because it is good to pause or alternate ALL supplements. Now I discovered on Dr. Mercola & Wikipedia that 80% of it is made from hair swept up in chinese barbers. Then from duck feathers and hog hair. It can also be made from fermentation, but is 3X as expensive. Some sites also say it is a brain excitent which eventually burns out the brain if taken in high doses. On NOW's site, they offer no info on their source, but offer the absolute cheapest L-Cysteine. Anyone know of a non- hair source? I give it 3 stars until I know more. Also of concern is the general lack of details re ingredients on their labels. For instance: There are over 4 kinds of vitamin K-4. Menaquinone 4, 7,8 and 11. Only the Menaquinone 7 is of true value for humans. The others are inexpensive or synthetic forms of no true value. Now Foods has a large number of vitamin supplements that avoid telling us exactly what we are getting. And I am getting more suspicious of this company for this evasive strategy. Millie from Canuckland