Cysteine, the Up and Coming Nutritional Supplement
Cysteine is an up and coming nutritional supplement.
There is some evidence that cysteine (not to be confused with cystine) has certain therapeutic value as a nutritional supplement. Dr. H. Ghadimi, chairman of the nutrition committee at Nassau country, (New York) medical centre uses cysteine supplements to treat his patients suffering from obesity. He considers that there is link between obesity and over-production of insulin and that cysteine supplements taken along with vitamin C at the end of the meals somehow neutralises some of the excess insulin, which is responsible for fat production. He regards this amino acid as \' anti-cancer and anti-ageing\' and claims that like vitamin C, cysteine protects the body from damage by oxidants.