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Saturday, May 21, 2011

EGCG and NAC Synergistically Fight Cancer

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), which is available as an inexpensive supplement, and epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG), which is present in tea, are good as standalone therapies against cancer, but together they are 8.8 time stronger, according to research on mouse cancer cell lines. In other words NAC and EGCG work synergistically to fight cancer even better when used together than when used alone.

  1. N-Acetylcysteine enhances the lung cancer inhibitory effect of epigallocatechin-3-gallate and forms a new adduct. Lambert JD, Sang S, Yang CS. Free Radic Biol Med. 2008 Mar 15;44(6):1069-74. Epub 2007 Dec 23.

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