SAM-e Supplement Information
A naturally occurring molecule found throughout the human body, SAM-e (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) is also a popular ingredient in dietary supplements. People take it for a number of conditions, including:
- AIDS-related myelopathy (a spine and nerve disorder associated with AIDS)
- Intrahepatic cholestasis (a decreased ability of the liver to secrete bile, often caused by pregnancy or other conditions)
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Although it is regulated as a dietary supplement in the United States, SAM-e is considered a prescription drug in some other countries. Studies have shown that SAM-e may be beneficial for depression, arthritis, and intrahepatic cholestasis. However, not enough information is available to determine if this supplement is effective for other uses.
(For more information on this supplement, click SAM-e. This article offers a complete overview, including details on safety, dosing, and more.)