Part 1 of this three part series detailed why sulfur amino acids are necessary to correct neurotransmitter imbalances;
Part 2 discussed the various sources of sulfur amino acids and why the L-cysteine used in CysReplete is the clear winner in regards to cost.
This post discusses the other benefits of CysReplete beyond cost savings.
Other Benefits of CysReplete
In addition to being a cost effective source of sulfur amino acids, CysReplete has two other benefits. First, it also supplies folate (133 mcg) in every capsule; taking six capsules daily to achieve the 4500 mg of sulfur amino acids equates to about 800 mcg of folate. Folate is required to keep the Methylation cycle working properly and to guard against the buildup of homocysteine.
CysReplete also supplies 134 mcg of selenium in every capsule. Selenium needs to be administered with cysteine to prevent cysteine (or any sulfur amino acids) from creating an environment that contributes to central nervous system neurotoxicity from methylmercury.
Methylmercury is formed in the body if body stores of mercury come into contact with a methyl donor, such as SAMe, methionine or cysteine. Methylmercury is a much more toxic and dangerous substances than elemental mercury, as it can cross the blood-brain-barrier and studies have shown that administration of sulfur-containing amino acids can potentially facilitate the concentration of methylmercury in the brain.
However, selenium irreversibly binds to methylmercury in the central nervous system rendering the methylmercury biologically inactive and non-toxic. Therefore, by providing the body with sufficient selenium along with adequate sulfur amino acids, such as cysteine in CysReplete, the potential danger of methylmercury exposure is avoided.
Overall CysReplete provides a comprehensive, cost effective way to supply the body the sulfur amino acids that it needs to promote proper neurotransmitter function and correct neurotransmitter imbalance. In addition, CysReplete offers protection against the many dangers of inadequate methylation and provides documented protection against the risks associated with methylmercury.