L-Methionine

L-Methionine

L-Methionine: a crystalline sulfur-containing essential amino acid that occurs in the L-form as a constituent of many proteins (as casein and egg albumin), that is important especially as a source of sulfur for the biosynthesis of cysteine and as a source of methyl groups for transmethylation reactions (as in the biosynthesis of choline, creatine, and adrenaline), and that is used as a dietary supplement for human beings and their domestic mammals and poultry and in the treatment of fatty infiltration of the liver.


BENEFITS OF HAVING ENOUGH L-METHIONINE

  • It aids in lowering cholesterol
  • Helps in treatment of schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease
  • May protect against tumors
  • Is considered to be one of the body’s most powerful detoxifying agents

DEFICIENCIES OF L-METHIONINE MAY LEAD TO

  • Chronic rheumatic fever in children
  • Hardening of the liver (cirrhosis) can lead to retention of fat in the liver