Some interesting facts about methionine:
- Methionine is an essential amino acid
Methionine is an essential amino acid. This means the body cannot make it at all, or not in sufficient amounts for good health and it needs to be eaten as part of the diet every day.
- Methionine functions as a building block of protein in the body
Methionine, just like all the other amino acids, is one of the building blocks of all proteins in the body, which not only include muscles, but also all the other proteins required for normal function of the body.
- Methionine can be converted into cysteine
Methionine can be converted into cysteine which further assists and protects the liver in its detoxification processes.
Methionine is a really important amino acids, as it forms a part of all proteins in the body
- Methionine exists in all proteins in the body
Methionine is a really important amino acids, as it forms a part of all proteins in the body.
- Methionine is a sulphur-containing amino acid
Methionine is one of the sulphur-containing amino acids (the others are cysteine and taurine). The sulphur in methionine is useful in maintaining healthy skin tone, strong nails and beautiful hair.
- SAMe is a by-product of methionine
S-adenosyl-methinionine (SAMe) is a by-product of methionine, which is useful in treating conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders. It is widely used in Europe and somewhat in Australia for treating these psychological conditions.