SAM-e…is it that good? Yes, yes it is!
I forgot SAM-e is great for your joints! It helps with transulfuration which is the process that produces healthy connective tissue. It supports critical components of that connective tissue by aiding in the production of L-cysteine, an amino acid and other components which are needed to make cartilage, ligaments, tendons and bone. It’s so important to maintain our joint strength and flexibility as we get older, and this helps immensely. I was so focused before on taking SAM-e to help my depression I completely forgot this benefit.
Another benefit is improved liver function. SAM-e aids in the production of glutathione which helps scavenge free radicals produced during the liver’s work of turning our food into energy. It also affects taurine, which is an amino acid that aids in fat digestion.
This next one is my favorite…improved mood and energy! Several years ago when I decided I didn’t feel right on anti-depressants and made the commitment to stop taking them, I turned to SAM-e. That was the one alternative choice that really helped me. SAM-e supports a complicated brain function by its methylation effects. The bottom line is that compounds like L-DOPA, dopamine epinephrine and others that are neurotransmitters and that aid in the brain’s cell-to-cell communication are supported by SAM-e. It also aids in proper energy production.
As you can see, there are several important benefits to taking SAM-e. As always, consult your physician before stopping or altering any prescribed medication. If you’d like to look further into SAM-E, this is what I take, and you can check it out here.
Helping you achieve Major Wellness in your life!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC