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What does the supplement SAMe do for the liver?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The most famous Sammy you know may be Sosa or Davis, but you may have also heard of another: SAMe, an enzyme in your liver that helps replenish the liver's antioxidant system. SAMe deficiency occurs in alcoholic liver disease. There's some evidence showing it can be beneficial. I don't recommend taking SAMe if you're healthy, but if you have alcoholic liver disease, you may want to consider it.
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