Methionine

Essential amino acid. Prevents fat build-up by assisting in the breakdown of fats; detoxifies the digestive system; powerful antioxidant; reduces histamine levels; helps women excrete estrogen; helps to detoxify the liver.

 


Methionine can help with the following

Environment / Toxicity  

Copper Toxicity

Methionine is a useful treatment for copper poisoning and for lowering serum copper.



Hormones  

Histadelia (Histamine High)

Methionine supplements lower blood levels of histamine by increasing histamine breakdown.



 

Histapenia (Histamine Low)

One thing that is absolutely certain is that methionine and/or SAMe usually harm low-histamine (overmethylated persons)….. But are wonderful for high-histamine (undermethylated) persons. The reverse in true for histadelic (undermethylated) persons, who thrive on methionine, SAMe, Ca and Mg….. But get much worse if they take folates & B-12 which can increase methyl trapping. [Willam Walsh, Ph.D., past senior scientist, Pfeiffer Treatment Center www.hriptc.org]



Metabolic  


 


Key

Highly recommended
Reasonably likely to cause problems

Glossary

Amino Acid

An organic acid containing nitrogen chemical building blocks that aid in the production of protein in the body. Eight of the twenty-two known amino acids are considered "essential," and must be obtained from dietary sources because the body can not synthesize them.

Antioxidant

A chemical compound that slows or prevents oxygen from reacting with other compounds. Some antioxidants have been shown to have cancer-protecting potential because they neutralize free radicals. Examples include vitamins C and E, alpha lipoic acid, beta carotene, the minerals selenium, zinc, and germanium, superoxide dismutase (SOD), coenzyme Q10, catalase, and some amino acids, like cystiene. Other nutrient sources include grape seed extract, curcumin, gingko, green tea, olive leaf, policosanol and pycnogenol.

Histamine

A chemical in the body tissues, produced by the breakdown of histidine. It is released in allergic reactions and causes widening of capillaries, decreased blood pressure, increased release of gastric juice, fluid leakage forming itchy skin and hives, and tightening of smooth muscles of the bronchial tube and uterus.

Estrogen

One of the female sex hormones produced by the ovaries.

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