NACET – What’s With the Smell?

NACET – What’s With the Smell?

NACET is the most effective means of boosting your body’s production of glutathione (GSH)—the mother of all antioxidants. It is absorbable, offers high bioavailability, and goes straight to the bloodstream where it can protect all of your vital organs from free radicals and oxidative stress—including your brain and eyes. This is important, because GSH levels tend to deplete as you age.

While NACET truly works miracles, it does have a distinctive smell. When you understand why NACET smells the way it does, you can come to associate the smell with the wonderful things it is doing for your body!

Behind the Science

NACET is made using N-acetyl L-cysteine, ethanol, and sulfuric acid. Let’s break down each of those to understand why each one is vital to the protective powers of NACET.

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine

Also known as NAC, N-acetyl L-cysteine is a form of the amino acid cysteine that the body can actually use to increase GSH levels. When taken orally, glutathione supplements are broken down in the stomach and gut and are not bioavailable for use within the bloodstream. However, NAC has significantly increased bioavailability. GSH is synthesized within the body using the amino acids cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. The first of these amino acids to run out is generally cysteine. This means that increasing cysteine levels in the bloodstream using NAC will power up your GSH production as well.


Ethanal acts as a carrier for the NAC, allowing for rapid results and total absorption. It also decreases the chances that the supplement will lead to aspiration or gastritis. When taken orally, ethanol is effective in very low doses.

Sulfuric Acid

Glutathione contains naturally occurring sulfur molecules. Sulfur is an important mineral that builds and protects DNA, assists in food metabolization, and supports healthy skin and connective tissue. Sulfur supplementation is believed to offer allergy relief and alleviate sore muscles and joints. Within NACET, it acts as a catalyst for the NAC to do its job more efficiently and effectively.  

Sulfur is also naturally present in cysteine—hence, the smell of NACET! While the smell of sulfuric acid can be a turn off for some, it is reminiscent of burnt matches and yummy hard-boiled eggs for others. If you have ever been to Yellowstone National Park, that is the warm, ripe, gaseous smell that accompanies the gorgeous landscapes and water features found there.

So, The Smell…

NAC by itself, smells faintly of sulfur. This is because sulfur is naturally occurring in cysteine. Then, in the esterification process to make NAC more bioavailable, ethanol and sulfuric acid combine to make our NACET! That additional sulfur is what makes NACET even better than NAC, and even more sulfury.

While the smell of sulfuric acid can be a turn off for some, it is reminiscent of burnt matches and yummy hard-boiled eggs for others. If you have ever been to Yellowstone National Park, that is the warm, ripe, gaseous smell that accompanies the gorgeous landscapes and water features found there.


When it comes to supplements, effectiveness is what really matters. NACET is highly effective at raising depleted glutathione levels—protecting you from inflammation, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and the affects of aging*. Hopefully, you will come to appreciate the sulfury smell that comes with such an amazing product. However, we do add some vanillin and peppermint to offset the smell of the sulfuric acid so that it will be a more pleasant experience!

In addition to fragrant vanillin and peppermint, our NACET includes three more powerful ingredients:


Glycine is another amino acid responsible for producing glutathione, collagen, and mood-boosting serotonin. It also provides structure for bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties, as well. Furthermore, it helps the liver remove toxins. Glycine is formed in the body, but it can be depleted. Studies suggest that glycine supplements can reduce bone loss and joint deterioration, help people get better sleep, act as a powerful detoxifying agent, and even assist with several psychiatric disorders*.


Selenium is an essential mineral that is also a powerful antioxidant. It helps to make up various enzymes and proteins that synthesize DNA and protect cells from oxidative damage. It also works in tandem with iodine to maintain a balanced thyroid. There are many studies that suggest that selenium supplementation can help clear up arteriosclerosis, boost the immune system, improve cholesterol levels, and supplement type 1 diabetes treatments*. Selenium is found naturally in shellfish, chicken, turkey, beef, eggs, beans, lentils, and whole-wheat bread.


Molybdenum is another necessary mineral for health. Not only does it halp process DNA, but it also works to break down toxins as they enter your body. Molybdenum is found in dairy products, nuts, legumes, and organ meats. If you don’t eat those foods regularly, your molybdenum levels could be low.

Today’s biggest take away is, don’t let the sulfury smell of NACET scare you away! When it comes to health-promoting supplementation, NACET is about as close to a silver bullet as you can get. With its high absorbability, superior bioavailability, and effective glutathione boosting powers, it is sure to add a powerful layer of protection against free radicals and oxidative damage within your cells. Every single vital organ is impacted. Unfortunately, it is a given that your GSH levels will fall as you age and as you are increasingly exposed to environmental toxins. But you can raise those levels back to normal levels simply by taking nutri NACET.

You have every right to be concerned about the depletion of your GSH levels. Don’t go without the vital protection that glutathione provides for a day longer than you have to. Click here to learn more about Nature’s Fusions and to order your supplements today!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.