Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.
This is not medical advice this is for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a knowledgeable and qualified medical practitioner.
A deficiency in NAG can cause high levels of ammonia in the blood. It is used in the first step of the urea cycle to remove ammonia from the body. It also helps to protect the lining of the digestive tract from injury. It reduces intestinal inflammation. It may promote neurological and brain healing. It helps to repair soft tissue throughout the body including in the joints. Infection and inflammation or certain toxins can result in the production of NAG being inhibited. This will cause severe headaches, nausea and vomiting from the high ammonia levels. NAG can help reduce the ammonia levels in the body. If a person is experiencing these symptoms they should reduce their intake of proteins until this is corrected. A deficiency in glucagon found in diabetes and obesity can also cause the urea cycle to become inhibited. NAG increases protein synthesis in the muscles. ATP is needed to use NAG so things like nicatinomide and CoQ10 might improve it’s effectiveness because they help increase ATP levels.