Now Foods, L-Cysteine, 500 mg, 100 Tablets
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- Structural Support
- Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails
- With Vitamin B-6 and C
- A Dietary Supplement
- Amino Acids
- Family Owned Since 1968
- GMP Quality Assured
L-Cysteine is a non-essential sulfur amino acid, which plays a critical role in methionine, taurine and glutathione metabolism. It is also an important component of hair, nails and the keratin of the skin. L-Cysteine stabilizes protein structure and aids in the formation of collagen, being thereby indispensable to skin, hair and nail health.
Take 1 tablet 1 to 3 times daily as needed.
Cellulose, silica, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), citric acid and vegetarian coating.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication. Keep out of reach of children.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
|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.|
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
It tastes horrible
Posted by 4651863510372018444 on Aug 19, 2016
I tastes like rotten eggs, which makes it very difficult to swallow. So I gave up before I could see any effect.
Posted by 5315434846656244356 on Jul 15, 2016
I am very happy that i purchase this.My hair was falling so much for 2 months,i drink maxi hair,but didn'help me.This one stop my hair loss for 2 weeks!!!I purchase it again now!Works great for me.My lashes are longer now too!
Posted by 5744546455245100047 on Jun 13, 2016
A lot like Acetium and preatty much the same stuff, as I've understood it. Not necessarily as "potent" but a good product never the less.
Posted by 4886121028190615893 on May 19, 2016
better looking skin and glow, i keep on buying again. 안색개선이 눈에 보여서 늘 재구매합니다.