METHIONINE

  Photograph of Methionine under the microscope.

Antidepressant amino, precursor to SAMe

Indications for use:

  • Depression.
  • May be helpful for alcoholism.
  • May be useful with allergies & asthma.
  • Helps lower copper with copper toxicity.
  • May be beneficial against the toxic effects of radiation.
  • Improves healing from surgery & other wounds.
  • May be useful for the high histamine type of schizophrenia - is most useful in those schizophrenics who are depressed.
  • Liver disorders.
  • May reduce withdrawal symptoms & depression from heroin, barbiturate, or amphetamine reduction.
  • May be used as an adjunct to L-dopa treatment for Parkinson's disease.
  • Antioxidant therapy.

An essential amino, methionine functions as a sulfur donor to aid in your body's detoxification processes & can convert to other sulfur amino acids; can convert to glutathione, & is a precursor to S-adenosyl methionine. Methionine is one of the essential sulfur amino acids. You must ingest it for survival. As what is called a "methyl donor", methionine contributes to the formation of numerous important compounds in your body. This process is called "methylation" & deficient "methylation" is implicated in depression.  

 

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