NAC Benefits: HDL and More

#22
Thanks, seaexplorer. Are you taking a higher dose of testosterone plus HCG anabolics?
Thanks for the reply Nelson and for the link. I will check it out next ...

I just started testosterone injections of 70mg 2X per week plus 400mg 2X a week of HCG. Today is actually the first day of this treatment for me

I've been taking the NAC for about 4 weeks now. I started that the day after these first labs. Now off to read the link you gave. My HDL is stubbornly low
 
#24
Well, here's my 3 month update after taking NAC 600mg 2x per day. My HDL looks like it actually went down about 10% (34 vs 31). My Triglycerides though improved and went down by about 22% (159 vs 123) which is probably the first time in 5 years they've been under 150. Uggh, my HDL though is just super stubborn. I'll keep taking the NAC but I think I need look into some type of different exercise routines, so that's what I will look to change next. I'm not sure what type of exercise is best for improving HDL. I read that endurance cardio is good or bad and interval cardio is good, so honestly I'm not sure and that's my next task to learn here.

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Nelson Vergel

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Well, here's my 3 month update after taking NAC 600mg 2x per day. My HDL looks like it actually went down about 10% (34 vs 31). My Triglycerides though improved and went down by about 22% (159 vs 123) which is probably the first time in 5 years they've been under 150. Uggh, my HDL though is just super stubborn. I'll keep taking the NAC but I think I need look into some type of different exercise routines, so that's what I will look to change next. I'm not sure what type of exercise is best for improving HDL. I read that endurance cardio is good or bad and interval cardio is good, so honestly I'm not sure and that's my next task to learn here.

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HDL is hard to increase while on TRT. But here are other options:

How to Increase Good Cholesterol (HDL)
 
#29
Hey guys no doubt NAC is great for some stuff. I’ve taken it for a number of years now. However any of you worried about the studies where it and other antioxidants may increase cancer?
 

DragonBits

Well-Known Member
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I'm first going to do an experiment with NAC to see if that has any effect on my low levels of HDL. Below are my starting lab measures before starting to take NAC:

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I'll post updated results in about 3 months.
I started drinking 6 oz on wine a night, my HDL jumped from 36 > 55, it has never been that high.

BTW, I think any alcohol nightly has the same effect, like a beer is about the same amount of alcohol, though I haven't tested it by switching from wine to beer. I usually have 1-2 beers on Saturday.
 
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N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)--NAC is growing in popularity, as it can serve as a precursor (source) of glutathione that declines in Alzheimer’s dementia and may thereby benefit brain health. For this reason, many programs that purport to support brain health and prevent dementia include NAC. Problem: NAC is also known to disrupt the mucous lining ("biofilm") of the intestinal lining, an effect that, similar to that of synthetic emulsifying agents added to processed foods to maintain ingredient mixing such as polysorbate 80 or hydroxymethylcellulose, can alter bowel flora and increase intestinal permeability of the sort that heightens risk for autoimmune and other diseases, although the consequences of this effect may require years to become evident.

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