Food Science SAMe
Food Science SAMe is advertised as a dietary supplement designed to support positive mood balance, joint and liver function. The formula is manufactured by Food Science of Vermont, a company which prides itself with more than 25 years business experience.
The company claims their products are products are evaluated for quality, purity and potency and do not contain artificial flavorings, preservatives, colors, sweeteners, yeast, sugar or starch. The company offers a variety of condition, age and gender specific products in the range of herbal supplements, joint and connective tissue formulas, antioxidants, immune system support supplements and high potency multivitamins and minerals. The company offers the products through a private label service.
The product is designed for adult use. People taking MAO inhibitor, those suffering from Bipolar Disorder and pregnant and nursing are advised to consult a healthcare practitioner before taking Food Science SAMe.
Food Science SAMe Ingredients
Food Science SAMe includes the following ingredients: S-Adenosylmethionine Tosylate Disulfate 400 mg yielding: S-Adenosylmethionine 200 mg, Mannitol, Citric acid, Cellulose, Stearic acid, Sodium starch glycolate, Croscarmellose sodium, silica, Glyceryl triacetate, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate, and Titanium dioxide.
Food Science SAMe contains 200 mg SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine). SAMe is a compound naturally produced in the body which plays an important role in the immune system health, helps maintain cell membranes and participates in the secretion and metabolism of key neurotransmitters such as serotonin, melatonin and dopamine.
Several studies have shown its ability to reduce pain and swelling in the joints, making it a potential treatment for osteoarthritis. By increasing levels of Serotonin, SAMe may help improve depression symptoms, as imbalances of Serotonin have been liked to depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder or panic. The chemical is currently tested for many benefits related to Serotonin, Dopamine and Melatonin related benefits, such as its impact on memory and learning capacity, sleep, aging, aggression and anxiety, mood or motivation.
The majority of SAMe is produced and active in the liver, hence low levels are known to lead to liver damage. Supplementation may reduce inflammation and dysfunction of the liver in certain cases.
Long term side effects are currently not known, however high doses may lead to anxiety, restlessness and even insomnia. Special precautions is recommended to people suffering from Bipolar Disorder, for whom S-Adenosylmethionine may induce a manic swing.
The manufacturer recommends taking 1 tablet twice a day between meals. No reviews are publically available.
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- Enteric coated tablets provides maximum assimilation
- The formula contains no artificial flavorings, preservatives, colors, sweeteners, yeast, sugar or starch
- The product is also available for private labeling
- No consumer reviews available
- Long term side effects not systematically studied
- Side effects have been reported for SAME
- Special precautions for certain patients
Food Science SAMe contains a single active ingredient, a chemical called SAMe, believed to have numerous potential benefits. Research on SAMe has revealed it is able to offer liver protection, joint function and to help mood. However, tests are currently being conducted to prove a number of other potential benefits on the brain, behavior and other bodily systems.
The formula offered by Food Science did not received any product reviews, hence we do not know to what extent it accomplishes its purpose. Also worth mentioning is the fact that long term use of SAMe has not been thoroughly studied, nor is there a daily dosage generally accepted. All these aspects should be discussed with a healthcare provider if you decide to use Food Science SAMe