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
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