|Methionine is an essential amino acid that is not synthesized by the body,
and therefore must be obtained from food. It is one of the sulphur-containing amino acids
and is important in many body functions. Through its supply of sulphur, it improves the
tone and pliability of the skin, conditions the hair and strengthens nails. The
sulphur also protect the cells from free radical damage and may slow down the aging process in the
cells, and is involved with the production of protein. Methionine is essential for the
absorption and transportation and bioavailability of selenium and zinc in the body. It
also acts as a lipotropic agent to help prevent excess fat build-up in the liver, and is an
excellent chelator of heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium and mercury, binding them and
aiding in their excretion from the body.
Methionine is available from natural and synthetic sources.
Reasons to use Methionine
- Functions as building block of all proteins
- Cysteine and taurine rely on methionine for synthesis in the human body