Dl-Methionine Side Effects

By: Foodchem International Corporation  09/02/2014
Keywords: Foodchem

DL-Methionine, CAS# 59-51-8, is a amino acid manufactured through fermentation, available as White Crystalline Powder. Dl-Methionine is widely used as nutrition supplements. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries. Is there some safety and/or health risk about Dl-Methionine that consumers need to know? Let's check out some basic facts about this ingredient. GRAS Exemptions: No Foodchem Though Dl-Methionine is not on FDA's GRAS exemption list, it's still widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries including USA with specific limit on dosage. Suggested Dosage As Dl-Methionine is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Dl-Methionine for long period. Special Groups Precaution Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups. There is no evidence that Dl-Methionine could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Dl-Methionine in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Dl-Methionine for long period in food for newborns or pregnant. General Side Effects It's safe to use DL-Methionine as food additives. However, high doses of DL-Methionine can cause brain damage and death. Reported Health Issues No health issues about Dl-Methionine reported up to now. Related Research 1. Effects of different dietary protein levels and DL-methionine supplementation on hair growth and pelt quality in mink (Neovision vision). [J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2013 Dec] Author: Zhang HH, Jiang QK, Sun WL, Xu C, Cong B, Yang FH, Li GY. 2. Bioavailability of methionine hydroxy analog-calcium salt relative to DL-methionine to support nitrogen retention and growth in starter pigs. [Animal. 2012 Nov] Author: Opapeju FO, Htoo JK, Dapoza C, Nyachoti CM. 3. Pig performance increases with the addition of DL-methionine and L-lysine to ensiled cassava leaf protein diets. [Trop Anim Health Prod. 2012 Jan] Author: Ly NT, Ngoan le D, Verstegen MW, Hendriks WH. 4. Effects of dietary protein content and 2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutanoic acid or DL-methionine supplementation on performance and oxidative status of broiler chickens. [Br J Nutr. 2011 Dec] Author: Swennen Q, Geraert PA, Mercier Y, Everaert N, Stinckens A, Willemsen H, Li Y, Decuypere E, Buyse J. 5. Effects of diets with different protein and DL-methionine levels on the growth performance and N-balance of growing minks. [J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2012 Jun] Author: Zhang HH, Li GY, Ren EJ, Xing XM, Wu Q, Yang FH. - See more at: http://www.foodchemadditives.com/side_effects_info/711

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