Origin: Supplements, or food such as egg whites, chicken halibut, tuna, cod, turkey, seaweed, spirulina, sesame seeds, and oats
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Overview: L-Methionine is a sulfur-containing essential amino acid that plays a vital role in tissue growth and repair as well as in the growth of new blood vessels. It is part of many biochemical reactions, including the production of S-adenosylmethionine (SAM or SAMe). SAM is partly involved in the synthesis of creatine, epinephrine, and melatonin along with several other substances.
It also promotes healthy skin, hair, and nails and is involved in the body’s natural detoxification process by protecting cells from pollutants and slowing down cell aging. Moreover, it is also crucial for the absorption and bioavailability of selenium and zinc.
- Building bone strength
- Improvement of athletic performance
- Reducing the risk of colorectal cancer
- Lowering tremors in patients with Parkinson’s disease
- Improving muscle to fat ratio and aiding weight loss
Common Dosage: 13 mg/kg daily for adults