More about SAMe
Approximately five hundred amino acids occur in nature. Twenty of these are amino acids that serve as building blocks for proteins in the human body, these are referred to as fundamental amino acids. These fundamental amino acids can be subdivided into the categories 'essential', 'semi-essential' and 'non-essential'.
Methionine belongs to the so-called essential amino acids, which means that the body cannot synthesize it itself from other amino acids, and in order to meet its daily needs one is completely dependent on diet.
Methionine is present in eggs, fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, dairy, nuts, seeds, soy and grains. The methionine that is not built into proteins by the body can be converted into S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) by reaction with ATP. This occurs particularly in the liver.
Directly available in the body
Methionine in the form of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) has the advantage that it does not need to be converted first, but is directly available to the body.
SAMe is a sulfur-containing amino acid with a diversity of functions in the body. The synthesis of SAMe gradually decreases with age. Under various circumstances it may be beneficial to take additional SAMe in the form of a dietary supplement.
As a dietary supplement for adults, 1-3 capsules daily between meals (at least half an hour before, or two hours after a meal) with water or as advised.
This product is a dietary supplement (Amino acid preparation). A varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are important. A dietary supplement is not a replacement for a varied diet.
S-adenosyl-L-methionine disulfate tosylate, anti-caking agent: rice concentrate, vegetarian capsule: pullulan (from fermented cassava starch).
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Composition per capsule (daily dose)
(from S-adenosyl-L-methionine disulfate tosylate)
Gluten, lactose, soy, GMO, preservatives and synthetic fragrances, colors and flavors.
Interactions and side effects.
SAMe may interact with other medications and cause unwanted side effects. View a list of possible interactions here (this is a Dutch text, please use an online translator for your preferred language). When in doubt, always consult an expert.
Store in a dry and closed place, at room temperature, unless otherwise indicated on the label. Keep out of reach of young children.