new dietary supplement called SAM-e ("sammy")

We're getting lots of questions about a new dietary supplement called SAM-e ("sammy")...short for S-adenosyl-methionine.

Some people call it the "new St John's wort" for depression. It's also being promoted for osteoarthritis.

SAM-e is produced in the body from the amino acid methionine. It's involved in the synthesis and metabolism of many proteins...neurotransmitters...phospholipids, etc.

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