SAM-e: the ultimate methyldonor by Dallas Clouatre
SAM-e is the ultimate methyldonor. Methyl groups, which are little packets made up of one carbon and three hydrogen atoms, are building blocks for the production of many hormones, neurotransmitters, cell membranes and other key components of teh body. SAM-e is active in literally every cell as it donates a piece of itself - its methylgroup - to keep the machinery of the body functioning
SAM-e and emotional well-being
SAM-e is essential to the manufacture of important brain compounds such as neurotransmitters and phospholipids.
Supplementing the diet with SAM-e can result in an increase in the levels of serotonin and phosphatidylserine, which are known to enhance mood and emotional well-being.
SAM-e and healthy liver function
SAM-e is involved in many liver processes. Supplementation with SAM-e ecan help increase levels of glutathione in the liver, thereby promoting healthy liver function.
SAM-e and joint health
Clinical studies indicate that supplementation of SAM-e is capable of improving the sturcture and function of joint cartilage.
SAM-e has also been shown to actually increase cartilage formation. These effects can enhance joint health and mobility.