Methionine, an essential sulfur amino acid, is involved in the synthesis of Cysteine, Glutathione, Carnitine, Taurine, Creatine, Nucleic Acids, Polyamines, Catecholamines and Protein. Low levels are noted in Glutathione deficiencies and alcohol-induced fatty livers. It may be beneficial to women with chronic urinary tract infections, and since Methionine is involved in protein synthesis, it is beneficial to trauma and burn patients, to increase nitrogen and assist in tissue repair.WHAT IS METHIONINE?
L-Methionine, an essential amino acid, must be obtained in the diet or through supplementation. Some of the food sources of Methionine are meat, eggs, onions, beans, soybeans, lentils and yogurt. Methionine is the precursor for Cysteine, and both are sulfur amino acids, which have antioxidant properties to help inactivate free radicals. Methionine also is the precursor for Taurine and, since Cysteine is necessary for Glutathione production, insufficient Methionine may cause a deficiency of Glutathione. Insufficient Glutathione can result in improper detoxification of the liver, and tissue damage, including swelling of the mitochondria of lung capillary endothelial cells and considerable damage in the jejunum and colon. Glutathione is also an important antioxidant protecting cells from toxic effects of reactive oxygen compounds and detoxifying free radical and peroxides. Methionine is also important for protein synthesis as well as the synthesis of Carnitine and Creatine, and is involved in the production of nucleic acids, polyamines, Choline, and catecholamines.
Each capsule contains:
500 mg of the highest quality Methionine available.
DIRECTIONS: Take 1-2 capsules daily with a full glass of water or
fruit juice. It is very important to take with folic acid, B-6 and B-12
to properly metabolize and prevent harmful Homocysteine levels;
therefore, take with a B complex, such as Montiff B-Long or B-Complete
(1 - three times daily with food). Vitamin E (Montiff Natural E or
Super E Plus) - total 800 IU, and Vitamin C (Montiff Super C Plus -1
per day) are also recommended to prevent the effects of
Hyperhomocysteinemia. L-Arginine supplementation may also be included
for vascular health.
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