Cysteine is a derived amino acid formed from the oxidative linkage of a pair of Cysteine molecules by di-sulfide bond. It is only one, beside methionine, that contains sulfur.
- It participates in a variety of oxidation/reduction reactions within the cell. Cysteine is essential for the formation of glutathione, an antioxidant, within the cell.
- It is an important source of sulfide in the metabolic chain.
- It plays an important role in the making of protein structure.
- Cysteine residues play a valuable role by crosslinking proteins, which increases the rigidity of proteins.
- It acts as an antidote for some of the negative effects of alcohol, including liver damage
- Takes an important role in formation of collagen
- Promotes health and immunity
- Boosts Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails
- Increases elimination of toxic substances from the body
- Can be used for detoxification of alcoholic liver.
- Acts as anti aging component by preventing infections and increasing energy level.