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Methionine

Methionine is an essential amino acid that is involved with initiation of protein translation.

Chemical Formula: C5H11N1O2S1
Other names: 2-Amino-4-methylsulfanyl-butyric acid
Layman's explanation: Methionine, a sulfur containing amino acid, performs many important functions. It is involved in the initiation of translation of proteins and benefits the body by acting as a lipotropic agent and preventing artherosclerosis. It works as an antioxidant and is often a part of the synthesis of other sulfur compounds. Methionine is essential to the health of mammals.
Keywords: lipotropic agent, sulfur-containing

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