N-AcetylCysteine (NAC) and Autism

NAC has a variety of impact on the microbiome, over 800 bacteria impacted. Predicted impact of NAC on the microbiome reported for Autism is that it will increase the shifts overall.

This post looks at reported studies (often these studies are very small samples which makes results unreliable).

Bottom Line

There are subjective reports of improvement that looked only at irritability and did not report on changes of other symptoms. The studies tend to focus on high irritability ASD.

Dosage from studies:  NAC (1200 mg/day). NAC has a half life of 6 hrs, so a dosage of 300 mg four times a day, or 400mg three time a day should be considered.

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