SAMe (SAM-e) is a kind of cosubstrate chemical that occurs naturally in foods and the body. SAMe is often synthecized in labs to produce various home remedies, natural medicines, naturopathic homeopathic medicines, alternative medicines, and holistic medicines. Other names for SAMe include: Ademetionine, Sammy, SAM, and S-Adenosylmethionine Tosylate, S-adenosyl Methionine.
Health Benefits of SAMe (SAM-e)
SAMe was has been used throughout Europe as a prescription drug for decades but has only been available as a dietary supplement in the United States for a little over ten years. SAMe is most well known for being used as a kind of natural medicine or home remedy for osteoarthritis and depression.
SAMe is marketed as a nutritional supplement and alternative medicine in North America to fight ailments such as a liver disease, and the ones mentioned above (osteoarthritis and depression). Some studies suggest that SAMe may also have some health benefits as a homeopathic medicine or naturopathic remedy for Alzheimer’s disease as well as prevent oxidative and cognitive damage.
SAMe has also been reportedly used as a natural medicine or home remedy for maladies such as heart disease, bursitis, chronic pain (i.e. back pain), chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord damage, migraines, fibromyalgia, bursitis, dementia, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, and lead poisoning. SAMe has been used as a kind of natural anti-aging medicine as well as a nutritional dietary supplement to improve intellectual health.
Some women have been noted to find some health benefits when using SAMe to treat PMS and related health problems.
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