What is it?…
Methionine helps in maintaining healthy skin. When in its natural L-shape methionine is a proteinogenic amino acid meaning that it is a precursor to protein & is incorporated into proteins cotranslationally (during translation).
Methionine is important in forming all cartilage substances. Which suggests it could help with joint health & to reduce joint pain
Uses of Methionine…
Methionine is used to prevent liver damage from Tylenol poisoning (a pain relief drug). It can also be used for treating liver disorders & to improve wound healing.
Methionine is also used to treat the following:
- Copper Poisoning
- Radiation side effects
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Drug Withdrawl
Where Does It Come From…
Methionine is found in high protein foods including:
- Dairy Products
Remember to stick with lean meats in order to limit your fat content to the optimal amount per day.
For a full list of foods with the highest levels of methionine click here.
Optimal Amount To Take….
According to the NYU Langone Medical Centre, a healthy adult requires about 800 – 1,000 milligrams of methionine per day.
When taking a supplement – dosages are widely varied depending on the reason you are taking the supplement & personal requirements.
Whether it is to ensure your body is at the optimal 800-1,000 mg per day or to treat one of the above listed conditions – be sure to check with your doctor to determine the precise amount your body requires.
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