Overview

Methionine is an amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks that our bodies use to make proteins. Methionine is found in meat, fish, and dairy products. It plays an important role in the many functions within the body.

Methionine is commonly taken by mouth to treat liver disorders and viral infections along with many other uses. But there is limited scientific research that supports these uses.

How does it work ?

In acetaminophen poisoning, methionine prevents the breakdown products of acetaminophen from damaging the liver. It may also act as an antioxidant and help to protect damaged tissues.

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