Relatively new to the American market, SAM-e has been
available by prescription in Europe for many years as a
therapy for anti-depression, chronic fatigue syndrome
and fibromyalgia. Learn about several in-depth
What is SAM-e?
"Sammy") is the commonly used name for S-Adenosyl-Methionine.
SAM-e occurs naturally in every living cell and is a
co-factor in a process called methylation that
affects more than 100 complex biochemical reactions
in the human body. SAM-e helps our bodies make and
regulate hormones, cell membranes and the
neurotransmitters that affect mood. SAM-e promotes
"emotional well-being" as well as "joint health".
SAM-e also contributes to the building blocks for
cartilage, and is involved in making glutathione,
which the liver uses to remove poisons such as
alcohol. SAM-e is a "methyl donor", meaning that
when it reacts with vitamin B12 and folic acid, it
gives away units of carbon (a methyl group) to other
molecules in the body. That process is critical in
the production of "feel good" brain chemicals like
dopamine and serotonin.
How might taking CELLFOOD SAM-e improve a person's mood?
have identified several possibilities. Normal brain
function involves the passage of chemical messengers
between cells. CELLFOOD SAM-e may enhance the impact
of mood-boosting messengers such as serotonin,
norepinephrine, and dopamine - either by regulating
their breakdown or by speeding up production of the
receptor molecules they latch on to (Serotonin is
the neurotransmitter the drugs like Prozac elevate).
CELLFOOD SAM-e may also make existing receptors more
responsive. These molecules float in the outer
membranes of brain cells like swimmers treading
water in a pool. If the membranes get thick and
glutinous, due to age or other assaults, the
receptors lose their ability to move and change in
response to chemical signals. By methylating fats
called phospholipids, CELLFOOD SAM-e keeps the
membranes fluid and the receptors mobile.
was originally developed by an Italian firm as a
pharmaceutical in the early 70's but lacked the
resources for a drug approval in the United States.
SAM-e has now been the rave for more than 20 years,
in 14 over countries. It has been touted as the most
potent, multi-purpose, anti-aging, anti-disease
therapy ever introduced! Until now, SAM-e has only
been available in a capsule form. Today, Deutrel
Industries has been able to engineer SAM-e into a
stabilized liquid form, while adding a CELLFOOD
solution, creating this unique proprietary "feel
CELLFOOD SAM-e and arthritis:
Nearly 1/3 of the over 40 million Americans with
chronic pain use drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and
acetaminophen. In arthritis-strength dosages, these nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's) have
devastating side effects. Over 100,000 Americans are
hospitalized annually from NSAID induced ulcers and
more than 16,000 die. In a dozen clinical trails
with more than 22,000 patients, researchers found
SAM-e as effective as pharmaceutical treatments for
pain and inflammation, without any signs of
digestive tract damage, sexual dysfunction, dry
mouth, or nausea. And instead of speeding the
breakdown of cartilage, SAM-e may actually help to
restore it. Medical experts from The Arthritis
Foundation recently stated that they were satisfied
that SAM-e "provides pain relief". Also, SAM-e has
shown no signs of drug interaction and can be taken
along with most, if not all prescription drugs,
under a doctor's supervision.
Individuals diagnosed with a bipolar disorder or
serotonin syndrome should consult with their
professional health care practitioner prior to using any