What is SAM-e good for?
More like a vitamin than a drug, SAM-e is a natural metabolite that the body needs more of as we age or if we become ill. SAM-e is generally safe and evidence-based for the treatment of depression. It is also a promising neuroprotectant and may be helpful in treating ADHD.
How effective is red yeast rice in lowering cholesterol?
Studies have shown that certain red yeast rice products that contain statin can significantly lower levels of total cholesterol and specifically LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. One showed that taking 2.4 grams per day reduced LDL levels by 22% and total cholesterol by 16% in 12 weeks.
What does red rice yeast do for the body?
Red yeast rice, also called Went Yeast, has been used for centuries in China as both food and medicine. It is made by fermenting a type of yeast called Monascus purpureus over red rice. In Chinese medicine, red yeast rice is used to lower cholesterol, improve blood circulation, and improve digestion.
What are side effects of SAMe?
Side effects. SAM-e seems to be a relatively safe drug. High doses of oral SAM-e can cause symptoms like gas, upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, headache, dizziness, anxiety, and skin rashes. SAM-e can also trigger an allergic reaction in some people.
How does SAMe feel?
“Studies of S-adenosyl-L-methionine done in Europe show that S-adenosyl-L-methionine can relieve depression in about 70% of cases. This 70% success rate in treating depression is better than a placebo, and it equals the rate of cure of prescription antidepressants.”
Do you need CoQ10 with red yeast rice?
Side effects of CoQ10 depletion include fatigue, muscle aches and pains, and muscle damage. Red yeast rice also may deplete CoQ10 from the body. It is important to supplement your diet with CoQ10, 150 – 200 mg at night, while you are taking red yeast rice products, and for 4 weeks after you stop taking red yeast rice.
Is SAMe good for your liver?
Taking SAMe may improve liver function, bile flow, and survival. Large amounts of (S-adenosylmethionine) may improve survival and liver function in alcoholic liver cirrhosis.
How long can I take SAMe?
Dosing. SAMe has most often been used by adults in doses of 400-1600 mg by mouth daily for up to 12 weeks. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what dose might be best for a specific condition.