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What Do You Need to Know About Methionine?

What Do You Need to Know About Methionine?

This ingredient is contained in AdreCor, ExcitaCor, and ExcitaPlus

What is Methionine?

Methionine is a kind of amino acid. Amino acids on the other hand are the building blocks of protein. Methionine is usually found in fish, meat and dairy products as it plays vital roles in the cell functions.

 

Methionine is used to increase the acidity of urine, improve would healing and treat various liver disorders. Other uses include treatment for alcoholism, depression, asthma, side effects of radiation, drug withdrawal, copper poisoning, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.  Moreover, it used to prevent liver damage caused by excessive intake of acetaminophen (Tylenol), a condition known as acetaminophen poisoning. It inhibits the breakdown of the drug’s product from affecting the liver.

 

What are the uses of Methionine?

As mentioned earlier, methionine is effective in preventing liver damage in cases of acetaminophen poisoning. Methionine is usually given intravenously by the emergency room staff or by mouth. It must be noted however that intervention should be given as quickly as possible and should start within 10 hours of acetaminophen overdose.

 

There may be other uses of methionine, however, many of them have insufficient evidence for its efficiency. This includes:

 

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  • Ø  Treating depression
  • Ø  Allergies
  • Ø  Alcoholism
  • Ø  Maintaining liver functions
  • Ø  Schizophrenia
  • Ø  Parkinson’s disease
  • Ø  Effects of radiation
  • Ø  Asthma
  • Ø  Drug withdrawal

 What are the side effects of Methionine?

Though it may be safe to use methionine for acetaminophen poisoning, it is needs to be under the supervision of a medical professional.

Never try to use methionine to treat yourself as it may be pose certain degree of health risks if you self-medicate beyond the amounts that are commonly found in foods. Excessive intake of methionine can increase your blood homocysteine that may lead to heart diseases. Large amount of this chemical can also cause brain damage. Moreover, methionine may promote the growth of some cancers.


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