DESCRIPTION: Cysteine is an amino acid made in the body. It is important because it maintains the proper configuration of both structural proteins and enzymes. An amino acid containing sulfur that is formed in the liver and is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body from chemicals, heavy metals, and smoke pollution. It is particularly abundant in the proteins of hair, hooves, and the keratin of the skin.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Stimulates the immune system. Helps burn fat, aids in tissue healing, and aids muscle growth.
FOOD SOURCES: Garlic, onions, egg yolks, brussel sprouts and broccoli.
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