SAMe is a
biological compound that is found in every cell in the human body.
It is important because it plays a key role in methylation which
is a process that activates more than a hundred different processes
in the body – from preserving joint health, protecting against
heart disease, and producing neurotransmitters such as serotonin.
adult makes about 6 to 8 grams of SAMe per day. Most of this is
made in the liver where it works to detoxify the body of poisons
such as drugs, alcohol, heavy metals, pesticides and solvents. Numerous
research studies have found that raising the level of SAMe in the
body helps to reduce the age related biological processes that result
in diseases such as depression, osteoarthritis and liver disorders.
shown that SAMe stimulates cartilage to grow which is a component
in reversing osteoarthritis. Cartilage is the spongy cushion between
the bone and the joint which gradually deteriorates in osteoarthritis.
Also SAMe has been shown to reverse damage in the synovial fluid
in the joints caused by factors common in rheumatoid arthritis.
favorably to the pain relieving action of NSAID’s such as aspirin
and Tylenol which are commonly used to relieve the pain associated
arthritis. However, with SAMe, there are no side effects and the
SAMe actually helps the liver.