Might not be possible for all supplements, but a great many of them can be absorbed by placing them under the tongue... letting them dissolve there. This way they are taken directly into the bloodstream... get a full pass thru the body before having to run thru the "Border Patrol" the Liver!
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OH my my my. I've seen the name SAMe, but never knew what it was. I already get soooo many supplements, I didn't even look it up. Now I see that it is something my husband could really use. One of the side effects of Crohn's disease can be depression (plus it runs in his family). The doctor explained (naturopath) that his illeum is so scarred that vitamins (that normally absorb there in the small intestines) can not. I see SAMe comes in enteric coated and regular. Enterc would make it not release until it reaches the exact place he has the problem. So I will order and try it in the regular, hoping that it will release in the stomach as it should and do some good. Bless you!!! Oh and I'm gonna try it for my arthritis type pains.
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I heard of SAMe but never knew what it was now I will have to try it to see if it helps with my arthritis pain.
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Looking for a quick mood booster and something to relieve pain? Consider SAMe. A naturally occurring molecule with the daunting name S-adenosyl-L-methionine (also known as S-adenosyl methionine), SAMe is found throughout the body, with especially high concentrations in the adrenals, liver and brain. As a supplement, SAMe has been extensively studied as both an osteoarthritis pain reliever and an antidepressant, with generally positive results. We don't know how it works, but we do know that it tends to take effect quickly, often lifting mood in days rather than weeks as is common for St. John's wort. Those with bipolar disorder should avoid it, but it appears to be otherwise quite safe. Look for products that provide the butanedisulfonate form in enteric-coated tablets. The usual dosage is 400 to 1,600 milligrams daily, taken on an empty stomach. Take lower doses (under 800 milligrams) once a day, a half hour before the morning meal. Split higher doses, taking the second a half hour before lunch. Talk with your doctor about taking SAMe with prescribed antidepressants or other medications. It may be especially useful for people who suffer from pain as well asdepression - a common combination of problems.
Article link: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP04439/SAM e-for-Better-Moods-Less-Pain.html Permission was granted by Dr. Andrew Weil M.D. to post
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