SAMe was first discovered in the early 1970s. SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) is a naturally occurring compound found in all living organisms. In humans, SAMe is found throughout the body and is involved in many important biochemical processes. As we age, however, the production of natural SAMe declines.
SAMe comes from Methionine, an amino acid found in protein-rich foods. The process of Methylation happens billions of times a second, affecting everything from fetal development to brain function. It regulates the genetic expression, preserves the fatty membranes that insulate our cells, and helps modulate the action of various hormones and neurotransmitters, including serotonin, melatonin, dopamine and adrenaline.
SAMe supplementation may help to temporarily reduce aches and pains resulting from overexertion or stress, and may help to support mood health. And because Protocol for Life Balance SAMe is enteric-coated, it can safely pass through the acids of the stomach in order to reach the vital areas where it is most needed. Health Functions:
Sleep/Mood Support. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving:
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl) 2 mg
Folic Acid 200 mcg
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 50 mcg
SAMe (S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine) 200 mg(from 400 mg of S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine Disulfate Tosylate)
Other ingredients: Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Methacrylic Acid, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silica, Triethyl Citrate, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Citric Acid and Ascorbic Acid.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet daily, preferably on an empty stomach. For intensive use, take 1-2 tablets, 1-2 times daily under the supervision of a health care practitioner. Refrigeration recommended after opening. Caution:
There have been reports of SAMe interacting with antidepressant medications and increasing the potential for side effects including headache, irregular or accelerated heart rate, anxiety, and restlessness. SAMe may affect the body's reactions to Levodopa used for Parkinson’s disease. SAMe may also reduce its effectiveness over time. People taking SAMe should supplement its use with a multivitamin that contains folic acid and vitamins B12 and B6. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.