What is sam-e?


What is SAM-e?

SAM-e is short for S-adenosylmethionine. It is found in the cells of plants, animals, and humans. SAM-e is available as a dietary supplement.

Why is SAM-e used?

Some people take SAM-e supplements to improve symptoms of depression, osteoarthritis, or liver disease. SAM-e is also taken as a quit-smoking aid and for health problems like Alzheimer's disease, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fibromyalgia, and migraines. So far, there isn't clear proof from science that taking SAM-e helps with these or other health problems.

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