SAM-e is produced in small amounts by the human body, where it is an important physiological factor in the production of many compounds. However, the body does not always produce adequate amounts of SAM-e and supplementation is sometimes required. SAM-e has been the subject of many scientific studies in Europe. Thousands of Europeans have experienced a multitude of benefits from twenty years of its clinical use. SAM-e strongly absorbs moisture from the environment, which can lead to a compromise in its overall quality. Consequently, our SAM-e tablets are carefully enteric-coated for the strongest protection.
SAM-e is not considered an essential nutrient due to the fact that the body is able to manufacture it. Certain dietary factors (lack of important vitamins, minerals and other cofactors), disease states and aging, may affect the bodys ability to manufacture optimal amounts of SAM-e. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate the efficacy and safety of supplemental SAM-e. SAM-e or S-adenosyl-methionine is classified as a methyl donor. Methyl donors contribute chemical groups known as methyl groups for chemical reactions involving liver detoxification (removal of toxins from the body), neurotransmitter synthesis (particularly in the brain), and the synthesis of most sulfur containing chemicals and body structures such as the antioxidant glutathione and the cartilage that protects our joints. The beneficial effects of SAM-e supplementation are far-reaching due to its central role in so many important metabolic processes.