What is Methionine?

Methionine is an essential amino acid, meaning it cannot be synthesised in the body and must be consumed though the diet. Methionine is a sulphur containing amino acid. The sulphur present and its antioxidant properties help the body neutralize damaging free radicles in the body. The sulphur present also helps the body produce cartilage for the joints. This essential amino acid is also required to help the body synthesis proteins such as carnitine and melatonine. As well as this, methionine may help to strengthen hair, skin and nails and improve their structure. Methionine can be sourced from many foods including meats, sesame seeds, nuts and fish. Although deficiency is rare, it can cause reduced growth rate, muscle loss and liver damage.

Buying Methionine Supplements

At we stock a number of amino acid supplements. Methionine can be supplemented individually and it is also present in many of our other amino acid supplements. Take a look at our extensive range of amino acids supplements for more information on this amino acid and many more.
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