Hairloss suddenly reduced with N-Acetyl Cysteine

Answered on September 22, 2014
Created September 20, 2014 at 7:06 AM

I have had Telogen effluvium (hair shedding) through out my life except for the duration of my pregnancy and it suddenly reduced after taking the suppliment called N-Acetyl Cysteine. At the moment I take 600mg 2 times a day and this suppliment contains 50mcg of Selinium and 50mcg of Molybdynum as well. I'm just wondering of this wonderful results and wanting to know from some body who knows well about these suppliments what sort of thing in the body it may have address to controll a hair loss which was once happenning in clumps!

I have the rare genetic mutation called Beta thalassemia minor state and blood haemogloin level won't go beyond 9 & taking iron suppliments won't address this at all!

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on September 20, 2014
at 12:20 PM

Not sure about your issue, but NAC is a precursor to glutathione, which is a built in, very important and powerful anti-oxidant that gets lower with age.


Copper is necessary for hair, especially the color.  Molybdynum is a copper antagonist, and pulls copper out.  If you feel you need this, perhaps you've had too much copper. 


Selenium is needed for hair health, but also for thyroid health.  A healthy thyroid will produce good thick hair, a non-functioning one will produce thinning hair (well, as would stress).  Too much or too little selenium will cause hair loss, so be careful to not over supplement with it.



on September 22, 2014
at 09:44 AM

Thank you so much! does copper deficiency makes hair turn gray! I already have lots of grays & it seems like I'd better change to a NAC supplement without Molybdynum

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