Sam E Supplements
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S-adenosylmethionine (which fortunately is usually referred to simply as SAMe) is a unique compound found in most every tissue and fluid in the body. Its chemical structure, and its name, are derived from two materials you already know about methionine (the sulfur-containing amino acid), and adenosine triphosphate, (the body's main source of energy).
SAMe does a lot of beneficial things. It helps maintain cell membranes, and participates in the production of important brain chemicals such as serotonin, melatonin, and dopamine.
SAMe was discovered in Italy in 1952 and used originally to support mood and sense of well-being. Later, scientists noted it also helped patients with joint health. As a result, SAMe has been used extensively in Europe for more than 20 years.
SAMe is not found in appreciable quantities in foods, so it must be taken as a supplement in order to increase levels in the body.
It is produced by the body from ATP and the amino acid methionine.
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