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SAMe

Also indexed as:S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine
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S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAMe) is an important biological agent in the human body, participating in over 40 essential biochemical reactions.

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Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Liver Cirrhosis
1,200 mg daily3 stars[3 stars]
Taking SAMe may improve liver function, bile flow, and survival.
Osteoarthritis
1200 mg daily3 stars[3 stars]
SAMe has anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and tissue-healing properties that may help protect the health of joints and reduce osteoarthritis symptoms.
Depression
1,600 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
SAMe appears to raise levels of dopamine, an important neurotransmitter in mood regulation.
Fibromyalgia
800 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with SAMe may increase serotonin levels in the blood and help relieve symptoms.
Hepatitis and Cholestasis
1,600 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with SAMe may help resolve blocked bile flow.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support and Cholestasis
Refer to label instructions 2 stars[2 stars]
SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) supplementation has been shown to aid in the resolution of blocked bile flow (cholestasis), an occasional complication of pregnancy.34, 35
Bipolar Disorder
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
SAMe is an amino acid that has an impact on serotonin levels, it has shown significant antidepressant effects in clinical trials.
Male Infertility
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Preliminary research suggests that oral SAMe may also increase sperm activity in infertile men.
Migraine Headache
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Preliminary research suggests that supplementing with SAMe may reduce symptoms for some migraine sufferers.

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