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WHAT IS METHIONINE?
L-Methionine, an essential amino acid, must be obtained in the diet or through supplementation. Some of the food sources of Methionine are meat, eggs, onions, beans, soybeans, lentils and yogurt. Methionine is the
precursor for Cysteine, and both are sulfur amino acids, which have antioxidant properties to help inactivate free radicals. Methionine also is the precursor for Taurine and, since Cysteine is necessary for Glutathione production, insufficient Methionine may cause a deficiency of Glutathione. Insufficient Glutathione can result in improper detoxification of the liver, and tissue damage, including swelling of the mitochondria of lung capillary endothelial cells and considerable damage in the jejunum and colon. Glutathione is also an important antioxidant protecting cells from toxic effects of reactive oxygen compounds and detoxifying free radical and peroxides. Methionine is also important for protein synthesis as well as the synthesis of Carnitine and Creatine, and is involved in the production of nucleic acids, polyamines, choline, and catecholamines.
METHIONINE AND RELATIONSHIP TO ALCHOHOL- INDUCED FATTY LIVERS
Methionine is necessary for the manufacture of Choline and it is the precursor for Cysteine, which is essential in Glutathione production. These deficiencies are noted in those with alcohol-induced fatty livers. With excessive alcohol consumption, hepatic liver metabolism is extremely impaired often resulting in cirrhosis. By increasing Methionine - Choline and Glutathione also increase, which may prevent ethanol-induced fatty livers. Methionine supplementation may also be beneficial to those with other liver abnormalities, including Gilbert’s syndrome.
• Those with high alcohol consumption may benefit from Methionine supplementation (1 to 2 daily).
• Montiff Gluca-Balance (with Methionine and other beneficial amino acids) is also be a good choice for Alcoholics (2 - b.id. or t.i.d).
• Montiff B-Complete or B-Long (1 t.i.d.) is essential for proper metabolism and to prevent harmful Homocysteine levels. Alpha Lipoic Acid (Montiff Alpha Lipoic Acid Plus 1-2 daily) is also recommended to increase Glutathione, prevent lipid peroxidation, detoxify the ethanol and help maintain, or restore, hepatic function. The addition of N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine may also be helpful in increasing Glutathione production.
BURN AND TRAUMA PATIENTS AND METHIONINE SUPPLEMENTATION
Methionine synthesis is altered considerably in trauma and burn injuries and requirements for sulfur amino acids are increased. These patients are also deficient in Carnitine and other amino acids necessary for tissue repair.
Although some studies on burn patients have been conducted with IV supplementation of Methionine, one study actually demonstrated that more Methionine converted to Cysteine via oral supplementation than by vein.
METHIONINE FOR REOCCURRING URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN WOMEN
In one study of 23 women with reoccurring urinary tract infections, L-Methionine was administered 3 times daily for a period of 26 months. The Methionine prevented the adhesion of uropathogenic microorganisms to the cells
of the urinary tract, and no Escherichia coli strains were found. This study concluded that L-Methionine supplementation is a suitable therapy to prevent chronic reoccurring urinary tract infections, whereas continued
use of antibiotics may cause development to resistance.
HOMOCYSTEINE: RELATIONSHIP TO METHIONINE AND PREVENTION OF
Homocysteine, an abnormal metabolite of Cysteine, has been proven to be detrimental to endothelial health, leading to heart attacks and strokes. Methione is the precursor to Cysteine and oral supplementation can raise
Homocysteine levels. It is important to take the necessary vitamins to prevent this abnormal metabolite from forming in excessive amounts. B-6, B-12 and Folic Acid can prevent excessive Homocysteine levels, therefore,
Montiff B-Complete or B-Long (1 three times daily with food) is recommended to help prevent this. In addition, taking antioxidants - Vitamin C (1000mg.) and Vitamin E (800 IU) - can help prevent endothelial damage from
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