Methionine and liver detoxification
Methionine is involved in the support of liver detoxification reactions; because of its efficacy in this function it is often used in liver support
therapeutic formula. It has been used in the treatment of paracetamol overdose and to help protect the liver against its toxic effects.
Methionine will also increase the excretion out of the body of toxic overloads of lead and
It is required for nucleic acid, protein,
collagen, phophatidyl choline (lecithin) and antibody manufacture within the body and acts as a precursor for the amino acids cysteine and taurine.
Methionine is important for antioxidant activity within the body because it is a powerful free radical scavenger. In addition one of its more vital
functions is its involvement in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and the hormone adrenalin.
Methionine is also important in the synthesis of creatine phosphate in the muscles and of glucose.
Acetylcholine i.s the substance that is used by the nerves to transmit impulses from one nerve to another. Without it our nervees would not
function. Adrenalin is the most potent stimulant o f the body and acts to increase heart rate, respiration and a number of other body functions
in response to sudden stress.