There’s a new kind of wonder drug around. The only thing is, it’s not actually new, it doesn’t cost a lot of money and you don’t need a prescription. What? How can this be? Well it can be, and is. The drug we are talking about is called Acetylcysteine and it’s been around for years. You might not have heard about it because the drug is not part of the big pharma landscape. No one is investing any money in research studies, patents, advertising or kick-backs or anything else as it’s an old drug that doesn’t costs a lot of money. It’s seems to us that big pharma companies these days are only interested in making lots of money. They are rarely interested in developing affordable medications market. Acetylcysteine is one of those drugs that is quietly produced and stays on the shelf gathering dust. Kind of….
In the U.S Acetylcysteine solution is used as an adjunct treatment for clearing mucus in patients with cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, tuberculosis, and bronchiectasis. It’s known as N-acetylcysteine (NAC). It’s also used in patients who are breathing via Tracheostomy and is often used during surgery where full anesthesia is needed to help avoid a build-up of mucus while the patient is out of consciousness. It sounds like quite a serious drug right? Actually it’s also suitable for daily use in people who suffer from seasonal allergies and as a treatment for colds, chesty coughs and even flu – basically any mild condition that related to the build-up of mucus in the chest or head area.
It can really work miracles in the winter when colds and chesty coughs are easily picked up and during the spring when seasonal allergies come out.
Acetylcysteine also has some benefits for other conditions that are totally unrelated to mucus build up. The wonder drug can also be used as a conjunct therapy to help control psychiatric conditions like bipolar, schizophrenia, autism, obsessive behavior and cravings for cocaine, cannabis, alcohol and cigarettes. It’s also used by doctors when dealing with liver detoxing due to paracetamol and metal overdose. Different doses are suitable depending on the condition and treatment path.
How can a cheap, non-prescription drug be so useful for so many different health problems?
Here’s a definition of what the wonder drug Acetylcysteine is, thanks to drugs.com
Acetylcysteine is the N-acetyl derivative of the naturally occurring amino acid, L-cysteine. Chemically, it is N-acetyl-L-cysteine.
Acetylcysteine works alongside Glutathione, a powerful anti-oxidant naturally produced by the body. Glutathione levels are often depleted. The body can live happily without good levels of many anti-oxidants and minerals but Glutathione is needed by virtually every cell in the body so the cells can function properly. Glutathione, along with other antioxidants prevent the body from experiencing infections and toxin overload. It is essential for building a strong immune system and impacts biochemical reactions in the body. When your immune system is low, you have mucus build up, allergies or are in need of liver detox you can do with boosting your Glutathione levels. Unfortunately there are no Glutathione supplements available as the body doesn’t tolerate or absorb Glutathione well. Acetylcysteine is an amino acid and it’s a precursor to Glutathione. Many years ago pharma researchers discovered that when ingesting N-acetylcysteine the Glutathione levels replenished at an incredibly fast rate. This is why it helps to strengthen the immune system, clear mucus, detox the body, fight infections and viruses.
Different doses are needed depending on your condition so discuss all treatment options with your doctor.
In Israel, straight up Acetylcysteine is readily available as an over the counter medicine and you can buy it online at IsraelPharm.com. It comes in the form of an effervescent tablet and contains 200mg of Acetylcysteine. You can take up to 3 tablets a day so a maximum dose of 600mg is possible, should it be needed. This is considered a therapeutic dose, one that is good to use as a supplement for dealing with allergies or during a winter virus or chesty cold.
Here’s what Saul our managing pharmacist has to say:
“I have suffered from terrible allergies and asthma for years and am on constant anti histamine medication. After taking Reolin 3 times a day I have drastically reduced the need for most of my other medications. I often recommend it to customers who come in to the pharmacy with various ailments. It’s so cheap to buy that many people take me up on the advice and are thrilled with the way it’s helped them too. ”
A customer called Mary told us “A friend recommended it to me when I had a chesty cough and cold that would not go away. After 1 day I noticed a big shift in my symptoms and within a few days I was better. The pharmacist then told me that the medication is not like painkillers that should be taken only in the time of need. If I want I can continue to take between 1 and 3 tablets a day on a daily basis to help keep my immune system up and prevent any more chesty coughs or colds coming back. I’ve been taking 1 tablet every morning for the last 2 months along with all my other vitamins and supplements and I feel great. They told me it was a wonder drug but I didn’t really believe it but I thought it was worth a try. I’m so thankful that someone told me about it or I would never have known!”
Next time you are run down or experiencing seasonal allergies, a chesty cough, winter cold and are generally feeling the need for some detox and boosting, consider taking this instead of the plethora of other over the counter meds out there. Head to your local pharmacy to ask if they have it visit our Reolin page and we’ll send some effervescent Acetylcysteine 200mg tablets right to your door.