According to medical research, NAC appears to be useful for insulin resistance, reducing homocysteine levels, and improving fertility of women with PCOS.
A very recent study of 100 PCOS women showed that NAC was as effective as metformin for testosterone reduction, insulin normalization, improvement of unwanted hair growth, and menstrual regularity. So if you can't tolerate metformin or are looking for another option, consider NAC.
Another study evaluated the effect of NAC on insulin secretion and insulin resistance in 6 lean and 31 obese women with PCOS. They took 1.8 grams of NAC daily for 5-6 weeks. A dose of 3 grams per day was given to the massively obese. Six of the 31 obese patients were treated with placebo. Those treated with NAC had a reduction of their insulin resistance and a significant fall in testosterone levels.
An additional study showed that people taking NAC for two months had a significant decrease in undesirable homocysteine levels. Higher doses were more effective than lower doses. Women with PCOS who take metformin tend to have elevated homocysteine levels.
A study of 150 Clomid-resistant women with PCOS has shown that NAC appears to make Clomid more effective. One group took Clomid and NAC while another group took Clomid and a placebo. In the NAC group, 49.3% ovulated and 1.3% became pregnant. In contrast, in the placebo group, only 21% ovulated and there were no pregnancies.
NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) is an antioxidant and is necessary for the body's production of glutathione, a crucial antioxidant. NAC is commonly used in a variety of conditions, including detoxification, respiratory problems, heart disease, gallstones, and excess mucus production.*
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