Navigating the Labyrinth of Long Covid Recovery Tools: A Cautionary Tale of Over-Reliance on N-Acetyl Cysteine

Uncover the potential risks of long-term NAC supplementation for long Covid symptoms. Learn about recent research suggesting a link between NAC and tumor initiation, emphasizing the need for caution and alternative therapies.


7/23/20232 min read

NAC supplements
NAC supplements

In the relentless pursuit of relief from the debilitating symptoms of long Covid, many of us have turned to a variety of supplements and therapies. One such supplement that has gained popularity is N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), an antioxidant that has been widely used for its perceived benefits in managing lung diseases and thinning out mucus production. However, recent research suggests that we might need to exercise caution in our use of NAC.

A blog post by Derek Lowe on titled "N-Acetyl Cysteine: A Warning Shot" highlights several studies that cast doubt on the popular belief that antioxidants like NAC are always beneficial. The article points out that while NAC does show significant reduction in signs of oxidative damage in lung tissue, it also seems to inhibit a cell senescence pathway. This inhibition could potentially lead to cells that should have died persisting and becoming cancerous.

In a study involving mice, none of the aged normal mice showed signs of adenocarcinoma developing in their lung tissue. However, 10% of the aged normal mice receiving NAC supplementation showed it. Even more concerning, 50% of the aged mice with a specific gene knocked out (JunD) that were receiving NAC supplementation developed adenocarcinoma. This suggests a direct role for NAC in tumor initiation.

This research serves as a stark reminder that our understanding of the complex cellular processes and their checks and balances is still evolving. It underscores the need for caution when supplementing with antioxidants like NAC, especially for long-term use.

In light of this, it becomes even more crucial to explore alternative, non-invasive therapies like the Spooky2 GeneratorX Pro Essential Kit. This Rife system, rooted in the pioneering work of Royal Rife, uses advanced biofeedback to determine the precise frequencies that your unique body may need for symptom relief and immune function. It has been an invaluable tool in my recovery toolbox, helping me manage several of my most troublesome long Covid symptoms when nothing else worked.

I'm sharing this because it has helped me, and it might help you too. As always, do your research, consult with your healthcare provider, and make the decision that's best for you. After all, we're all in this together, navigating the uncertain waters of long Covid.