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.