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What is Methionine?
Methionine is an essential amino acid, the basic building blocks from which proteins in the body are constructed. Methionine cannot be produced in the body, and must be obtained from the diet or via supplementation; dietary sources include meat, fish, milk, cheese, peanuts and whole lentils. Significant losses of methionine may occur during food processing. Methionine supplementation of vegetarian diets may be appropriate in some cases.
What does Methionine do?
Methionine is essential for normal metabolism and growth. In addition to its role in protein formation, methionine plays an important role in the formation of:(i)antioxidants protecting the body against free radical damage;(ii)chemical messengers responsible for normal brain function;(iii)cartilage components in joints. In addition, methionine is important for healthy liver function, including the detoxification of toxic substances to which the body may have been exposed.
How much Methionine should you take?
The National Research Council of the has recommended a daily intake (RDA) of 13mg/Kg/day, equivalent to approximately 900mg/day for a 70Kg adult (the RDA is higher for infants and children)Are there adverse effects from taking Methionine?Methionine is generally well tolerated, but may rarely cause nausea and/or vomiting. There are no reported drug interactions. Methionine should not be taken by individuals with manic depression, acidosis or severe liver damage. Animal studies have shown that the toxic effects only begin to manifest at a methionine intake greater than 350mg/Kg body weight.
About Pharma-Nord Bio-Methionine
The methionine supplement produced by Pharma-Nord, Bio-Methionine 500mg is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control, and contains 500mg of methionine in the most bio-active form (l-methionine). The recommended intake is 1-2 tablets (500-1000mg) daily. As amino acid supplements are most effectively absorbed when they do not have to compete with amino acids from the digestion of high protein foods, this supplement is best taken at least one and a half hours before meals (first thing in the morning or at bedtime may be best). This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and is sugar, yeast and gluten free.