SAM-e Supplements Providing Best Quality and Value Identified by

White Plains, New York, January 19, 2016 — SAM-e (S-adenosyl-methionine) is involved in the functioning of every cell in the body and, as a supplement, it has been found to be helpful in reducing the pain of osteoarthritis as well as improving mood in major depression. But which SAM-e supplements are best? To find out, recently selected 10 SAM-e supplements and tested them to see whether they contained their claimed amounts of SAM-e, and if enteric coatings (which protect SAM-e in the stomach) functioned properly. In 2014, $125 million of SAM-e supplements were sold in the U.S. according to Nutrition Business Journal. (CL) discovered that one product contained only 77% of its listed amount of SAM-e. CL also determined which products provided the best value, as SAM-e can be expensive, costing as much as $3 for a 400 mg daily dose. Among the products which passed testing (including three products tested through CL's voluntary Quality Certification Program), ConsumerLab identified one which provided 400 mg of high-quality SAM-e for just 51 cents. The product was enteric-coated to protect SAM-e from stomach acid and sold in a blister pack to prevent spoilage from moisture, as SAMe is a sensitive compound.

The test results are now available in's SAM-e Supplements Review at This report includes clinical information about how SAM-e is used and tests and comparisons for the following products: Cellfood SAM-e Liquid Formula, CVS pharmacy SAM-e, Designs For Health SAMe, Doctor's Best Double-Strength SAMe, GNC SAM-e, Nature Made SAM-e Complete, Nature's Sunshine SAM-e, NOW SAMe, RiteAid Pharmacy SAM-e 200 mg, Spring Valley (Walmart) SAMe, Swanson Ultra High-Potency SAMe, The Vitamin Depot Double Strength SAM-e, and Vitacost SAM-e.

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