S-Adenosyl-L-methionine: its role in the treatment of liver disorders – (10-24-02)

S-Adenosyl-L-methionine: its role in the treatment of liver disorders

When a nutrient seems to affect multiple conditions, we can assume two case scenarios. A. The nutrient is offered by a multi level marketing company and is reported to fix everything from diabetes to cancer to my bald spot. B. The nutrient affects a basic metabolic defect/deficiency that leads to many downstream conditions. SAM-e falls into the second category. SAM-e is a strong methyl donor, and methylation is an incredibly important process that is essential for many biological processes such as homocysteine conversion, protecting DNA from damage and, in this study, protecting the liver by assisting in the production of glutathione (the liver’s heavy hitter when it comes to detoxification). This would put SAM-e on the list along with milk thistle for any patients with liver problems.

AJCN — Abstracts: Lieber 76 (5): 1183S –

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.