L Methionine information - Uses and Sources of Methionine

   
MethionineMethionine is a sulfur containing essential amino acid and was isolated from casein and belongs to a group of compounds called lipotropics. Methionine is involved with the production of protein. It is essential for the absorption, transportation, and bioavailability of zinc and selenium in the body

Methionine is a precursor of cystine and creatine. It may increase antioxidant levels (glutathione) and reduce blood cholesterol levels. Methionine helps remove toxic wastes from the liver and assists in the regeneration of liver and kidney tissue.

Molecular Weight - 149.21

Occurence - 2.27 %

Methionine Food Sources

Whole grains are high in Methionine. It is also found in meat and poultry, and milk and milk products. Leafy vegetables, peaches and grapes are also the source of methionine.

Methionine Deficiency Symptoms

Severe deficiency may manifest in dementia, while lesser deficiencies may be known by symptoms like fatty liver, slow growth, weakness, edema and skin lesions.








 

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