Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco examined the cells of 58 healthy women who were mothers either of a healthy child or a chronically ill child. The cells of the mothers who were constantly under stress had aged far beyond those who perceived themselves having less stress. There cells had aged from 9 to 17 years beyond those with less stress.
DMSA is a potent chelating agent reducing body and blood lead levels and increasing lead excretion in the urine. NAC is a potent antioxidant that increases glutathione antioxidant protection in the body. In this study it was found that giving NAC while on DMSA treatment reduced lead more efficiently and restored homeostasis to altered biochemical variables of the body quicker than DMSA alone.