Methyl Folate ((6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid or (6S)-5-MTHF) is the most biologically active form of folic acid. Quatrefolic is the 4th generation development in folate delivery. With certain inherited errors in metabolism and under a variety of physiologic stresses, the transformation of folic acid into the active form of folate either does not properly take place or is inadequate. Unlike folic acid, 5-MTHF can cross the blood-brain barrier. HEALTH CLAIM: Healthful diets with adequate folic acid may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with certain brain or spinal cord defects.
SAM-e contributes to the proper functioning of many biochemical systems.
S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM-e) is an amino acid derivative clinically documented to benefit brain, liver and joint function*. View larger.
The Multi-Functional Supernutrient
S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM-e) is an amino acid derivative clinically documented to benefit brain, liver and joint function.* Found in all living cells, SAM-e is called “activated methionine” and is formed via combination of ATP with methionine. Somewhat counterintuitively, however, methionine supplementation does not elevate SAM-e levels in the body. Rather, it elevates problematic homocysteine.
SAM-e has undergone many clinical trials involving thousands of human subjects. Researchers have identified many structure- and function-based benefits of SAM-e involving over 40 biochemical processes. It is a biochemical workhorse with various diverse effects on the body, including improving liver function, supporting joint health and lifting mood.*
SAM-e metabolism supports glutathione (GSH) synthesis and glutathione-dependent enzymes, which support liver function.* GSH, the chief antioxidant and detoxifier inside cells, scavenges free radicals produced during carbohydrate breakdown for energy. Taurine is another end product of SAM-e metabolism. GSH and taurine are important for liver detoxification.*
SAM-e supports brain function by its methylation effects.* Methylation is the transfer of a methyl group (one carbon and three hydrogen atoms, CH3) from one molecule to another. SAM-e is the most important of all methyl-donors in mammalian metabolism. Donation of methyl groups supports numerous metabolic processes including brain function, energy production and DNA metabolism. Neurotransmitters, substances involved in nerve cell communication, are also products of methylation. These compounds include L-DOPA, dopamine, serotonin, epinephrine and phosphatidylcholine (in lecithin). SAM-e is thought to benefit cognitive health by supporting the production of such critical brain messengers.* In fact, many people report noticeable positive effects on brain and mood after only taking it for a short time.*
Methylation from SAM-e is also critical for creatine production. Creatine metabolites are important for ADP to ATP recycling and storing energy for immediate needs. Supporting creatine levels may help maximize physical performance, reduce exercise fatigue and improve recovery after exercise.*
A healthy young body manufactures all the SAM-e it needs. However, with age, people are less able to produce adequate SAM-e. This may contribute to declining health on many levels. Fortunately, these disturbances are often boosted by SAM-e supplementation.*
In addition, methylation of DNA is an important part of DNA repair. De-methylation of DNA contributes to the aging process. Proper methylation, via substances such as SAM-e, positively influences longevity.*
Healthy Connective Tissue
Research has shown that regular SAM-e supplementation helps support joint health, and is used regularly in Europe to promote joint mobility and comfort.*
Not All SAM-e is Created Equal
SAM-e exists in two forms: (S,S) SAM-e and (R,S) SAM-e. The biologically active form is the (S,S) structure, while the (R,S) structure is inactive. Jarrow Formulas SAM-e is predominantly the active form. It is made naturally by microbiological fermentation and then specially processed, without solvents, to preserve 68-80 percent (S,S) SAM-e, the highest active level available.
SAM-e is a highly reactive molecule and very fragile. It degrades rapidly under high heat or humidity. Improper handling of SAM-e can cause degradation in a matter of hours. Thus, the manufacturing process for Jarrow Formulas SAM-e is done under low temperature and low humidity, and the tablet is enteric coated and blister-packed. Pharmacokinetic studies show that oral supplementation of SAM-e is most effective when enteric-coated by special gastric fluid-resistant polymers, resulting in maximum blood levels.*
Side effects are rare and appear to be limited to gastrointestinal disturbances. This product complies with the proposed USP Monograph for SAM-e.
Individuals using prescribed medications such as antidepressants, including Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and MAO Inhibitors should consult a physician before using. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease, bi-polar disorder or manic depression should not use SAM-e.
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What’s in the Box
Jarrow Formulas SAM-e 200, 200mg, 60 Tablets.
Other Products from Jarrow Formulas:
Highest Concentration of Active S,S Form – The biologically active form of SAMe is the S,S structure. The formula is made naturally by fermentation & processed without chemical solvents to preserve 68-80% S,S SAMe, the highest active level available.
Joint Health, Liver Function & Antioxidant Defense – SAMe supports the production of healthy connective tissue. Plus, SAMe metabolism supports the synthesis of glutathione, which is critical for antioxidant defenses and liver functions.
Brain Metabolism & Mood – SAMe methylation reactions are involved in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. The formula has been shown to have a positive effect on mood.
Enteric Coating – Jarrow Formulas SAMe provides 200 mg SAMe (net yield) from 400 mg of SAMe tosylate disulfate. It is manufactured under low temperature & low humidity, and enteric-coated to ensure a biologically active product.
Superior Nutrition & Formulation – The goal of Jarrow Formulas is to promote optimal health with high-quality, effective, affordable, and superior formulation of dietary supplements. Our customers can be assured of purity, value, and potency.