SAMe

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SAMe

S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) is a made from the amino acid methionine and is formed in your body when methionine combines with adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the major source of cellular energy.

Taken as a supplement, SAMe has a variety of positive effects:

>It’s an effective antidepressant.

>It’s beneficial for disorders of your joints and connective tissue, including arthritis and fibromyalgia.

>It promotes the health of your liver.

>It may lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid associated with cardiovascular disease.

>It may help to slow the aging process.

SAMe works closely with folic acid, choline, and vitamins B6 and B12.

It’s one of a class of substances called methyl donors.

As the name implies, methyl donors are compounds that “donate” units called methyl groups, which contain hydrogen and carbon atoms, to other substances.

This process is called methylation, and it’s one way your body protects itself from damage on the cellular level.

Among other things, methyl donors help protect against serious disorders like cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, and many age-related problems, and help the making of DNA and brain neurotransmitters.

SAMe increases catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) enzyme activity, which has been shown to somewhat lessen aggressive symptoms in schizophrenia.

In addition, brain waves of elderly people with depression have responded favorably with SAMe at different doses.

The effect was observed at 1 hour and lasted up to 6.

In people with AIDS, depressive symptoms were improved with SAMe, and the change was noted after 1 week of treatment.

SAMe has also been effective when taken with drugs classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

If you’re taking medications for depression, check with your health care provider before using SAMe.

Taking supplemental SAMe may also increase natural levels of glutathione, an antioxidant; phosphatidyl choline, which helps with metabolism of fats; and the hormone melatonin.

A small number of people have experienced minor nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, and headaches as a result of taking high doses, but otherwise no notable side effects have been reported.

Although SAMe is considered very safe, anyone with bipolar mood disorder should consult a physician before taking this supplement.

Don’t give it to a child under 12.

SAMe should always be taken on an empty stomach.

Be sure what you purchase is SAMe because there have been some knockoffs.

It’s rather costly.

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