SAMe is a chemical that is found naturally in the body. It can also be made in the laboratory.
SAMe has been available as a dietary supplement in the US since 1999, but it has been used as a prescription drug in Italy since 1979, in Spain since 1985, and in Germany since 1989. Researchers discovered the potential usefulness of SAMe for treating osteoarthritis by accident. They were studying SAMe’s effect on depression when the patients they were following reported an unexpected improvement in their osteoarthritis symptoms.
SAMe is used for depression, anxiety, heart disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, chronic lower back pain, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, slowing the aging process, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), improving intellectual performance, liver disease, and Parkinson’s disease. It is also used for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, seizures, migraineheadache, and lead poisoning.
Some women use SAMe for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and a more severe form of PMS called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Likely Effective for:
- Osteoarthritis. Taking SAMe by mouth seems to work about as well as aspirin and similar drugs, but it can take twice as long to start working. Most people with arthritis need to take SAMe for about a month before they feel better.
- Depression. Taking SAMe by mouth or by injection seems to reduce symptoms of depression. Several studies have shown that SAMe can be beneficial and might be as effective as some prescription medications used for depression (tricyclic antidepressants). Some research also shows that taking SAMe might be helpful for people who don’t have a good response to a prescription antidepressant. But keep in mind, SAMe should not be taken in combination with a prescription antidepressant without the monitoring of a health professional.
Possibly Effective for:
- Some symptoms of AIDS-related nerve problems.
- Decreased bile flow from the liver to the gallbladder.
How does it work?
The body uses SAMe to make certain chemicals in the body that play a role in pain, depression, liver disease, and other conditions. People who don’t make enough SAMe naturally may be helped by taking SAMe as a supplement.BioSam is Bio-Logics Nutraceuticals proprietary blend of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It was designed to promote a caffeine-like affect as well as have neuro-protective properties. The ingredients in BioSam have been reported to enhance the natural ability to focus on a task for longer periods of time and in conjunction with other cognitive enhancers, have been shown to work synergistically to promote higher states of learning and memory. Caffeine is a Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulant and the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive substance. In North America, 90% of adults consume caffeine daily. It has been reported to increase alertness, wakefulness and focus, as well as promote a faster and clearer flow of thought and better general body coordination. With all of the important tasks we have to complete on a daily basis, BioSam is here to help.