L-Methionine, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, supplies 500 mg of this essential amino acid.
Amino acids provide the body with the nitrogen that is essential for growth and maintenance of all tissues and structures. Aside from these general functions, individual amino acids also have specific functions in many aspects of human physiology and biochemistry.
Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is responsible for the production of collagen, which is known to help enhance the condition of hair, skin and nails. L-Methionine may also help boost your immune system, as high methionine levels in the body can also increase the levels of other amino acids such as glutathione, homocysteine, and taurine, which all play important roles in immune function.
In addition, selenium and zinc cannot be absorbed by the body without the aid of L-Methionine. Since L-Methionine acts as a chelator, it is also used in helping treat acetaminophen and copper poisoning. This is because your body makes cysteine from methionine, which is in turn converted into glutathione, the main detoxification agent in the body.
Methionine also helps the body produce SAMe (S-Adenosyl-L-methionine). SAMe supplements could possibly help in treating depression, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, liver disease premenstrual disorders, and musculoskeletal conditions.
Studies on SAMe have shown that it is as effective as tricyclic antidepressants in alleviating depression.
Ongoing studies that show promise are also being conducted to determine how effective L-Methionine may be for treating HIV/AIDS, liver damage, Parkinson’s disease, and urinary tract infections.
In addition, according to WebMD, L-Methionine is also used for…
- increasing the acidity of urine
- treating liver disorders
- improving wound healing
- treating depression
- anti-aging effects
- copper poisoning
- radiation side effects
- drug withdrawal
1 Capsule contains
L-Methionine ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 500mg
Adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by physician.
No adverse side effects have been reported. While you’re taking methionine supplements, you might also need to take extra B-complex vitamins, particularly vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folate. This is because taking methionine while you have a B-vitamin deficiency could increase your blood levels of homocysteine and cholesterol, both of which are linked to elevated risks for atherosclerosis. Taking high doses of methionine – 7 grams (14 capsules) daily or more – can increase your homocysteine levels.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
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