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L-Cysteine

Alternate Names

Cysteine, Lcysteine

Description

A non-essential amino acid that is used as a dietary supplement as well as in baked goods as a dough conditioner. In the body it is used in the formation and repair of skin, hair, and nails.

L-Cysteine - Quick Stats
Names

Cysteine, Lcysteine

Allergy Information

Uses

Nutrient

Additional Information

L-Cysteine can be extracted for use from hair and feathers. Today most of the L-cysteine used in processing is made from duck feathers.



Found In

Baked goods, supplements, proteins

Possible Health Effects

May have reproductive effects

Allergy Information

May be of Animal Origin

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