February 6, 2016


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What other names is Methionine known by?

DL-Methionine, DL-Méthionine, L-2-amino-4-(methylthio)butyric acid, L-Methionine, L-Méthionine, Méthionine, Metionina.

What is Methionine?

Methionine is called an amino acid, a building block of proteins in our bodies. Methionine is found in meat, fish, and dairy products. Methionine plays an important role in many cell functions.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Preventing liver damage in cases of acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Preventing cancer; maintaining normal liver function; and treating depression, alcoholism, allergies, asthma, radiation side effects, schizophrenia, drug withdrawal, and Parkinson's disease.

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