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SAMe (SAM-e) and COMT Supplementation

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by Lotus97, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

    United States
    For the few weeks (maybe longer) I've been more depressed than I have been in a long time. One cause could be due to probiotics I was taking (which have made me depressed in the past). I've found comments from others who have had the same reaction to probiotics.

    The other cause I'm looking into is one or multiple supplements recommended by my doctor for COMT. SAM-e (SAMe) and lithium are the main ones I added recently. I'm also getting Betaine hcl from my digestive enzymes. Both TMG (the same as Betaine HCL) and SAM-e have caused depression for some people here.

    Another thing is that boosting methylation might have increased inflammation. There are several reasons why methylation can cause inflammation including releasing toxins or boosting the immune system which is then unable to fight the infection. I have Lyme disease and my doctor also thinks I have an issue with mold.

    I'm guessing he got the information from the Puregenomics since that's where I submitted my 23andme results. I'm just curious whether this information is accurate given all the misinformation about SNPs that has been uncovered over the past few years.

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
  2. Eastman

    Eastman Senior Member

    SAM-e is a methyl donor and there has been a number of threads recently that discussed the possibility that methylation treatments deplete B1 and B3, deficiencies of which have been associated with depression.

    Thiamine nutritional status and depressive symptoms are inversely associated among older Chinese adults.

    Vitamin B3 for depression: Case report and review of the literature
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