Calling all chemists K-ALA+NAC+Idebenone= Sulfur Smell?!?

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    Calling all chemists K-ALA+NAC+Idebenone= Sulfur Smell?!?


    I decided to make an all purpose anti-ox combo with some supps I had laying around. I mixed K-ALA, N-acetyl-cysteine HCL, and Idebenone with the plan to have 100mg, 500mg, 100mg of each respectively, per capsule. After mixing these 3 supps I started smelling sulfur. I know that NAC is sulfur bearing so something is reacting with the NAC. My question to the chemist is what is reacting and is the potentially hazardous?

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    My NAC from Bulk already smells like sulfur.

    I'm not a chemist, only a chem. engineer, but I would say it's not a problem. Likely the cysteine denaturing, which is only an efficacy problem. Unless it can make H2S....
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    I've mixed NAC with Ideb and didn't notice any sulfur emission. It could be a reaction from the krala but I tend to doubt it. I've found that it's best to cap each separately so you can adjust dosing as needed, albeit somewhat limitedly. That's also quite a potent anti-oxidant combo so I'm wondering if it would create a pro-oxidant effect similiar to overdosing a anti-ox. You could probably drop the krala though I know many will disagree with me.

    Add some ALCAR to that combo and you'll notice a nice effect.
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    My NAC got stinky (sounds dirty, I know) after I mixed and capped it with standardize milk thistle.
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    NAC smells like that sometimes.
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    NAC is derived from the sulfur-containing amino acid, cysteine.....hence its sulfur smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmh80 View Post
    My NAC from Bulk already smells like sulfur.

    I'm not a chemist, only a chem. engineer, but I would say it's not a problem. Likely the cysteine denaturing, which is only an efficacy problem. Unless it can make H2S....
    Right on the NAC. If you're mixing dry powders to be placed in a capsule, they're not gonna react (at a rate that would be noticeable this lifetime).

    If it's making H2S, you'll soon know because your eyes will burn at a concentration of 10ppm. So yeah, HIGHLY unlikely.
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