|Moodcaps™ is a precursor formula only, which was formulated to imitate the body’s own metabolic pathway, has given clinical results for over 12 years which are commensurate with chemically produced SAMe.
(Refer to the Consumer Information for more information)
MOODCAPS™ precursor formula (based on international literature and known metabolic pathways) is for utilization by the body in the production of its own natural substance S-Adenosylmethionine ( SAMe). SAMe is known in the body as a “Methyl donor” which is responsible in the body for increasing the levels of the body’s neurotransmittors; serotonin, dopamine and norepinefrine et. al. MOODCAPS™ have given clinical results commensurate with chemically produced SAMe, as shown above.
The prime motivation for using the product was Depression, but the very strong second leg of its indications needs to be acknowledged i.e. Liver Detoxification.
Liver detoxification refers to its use in patients that have the after-effects of Viral Hepatitis and liver damage due to chronic or acute alcoholism and during and after drug misuse rehabilitation. Its usefulness in “Binge” drinking is obvious. If Glutathione levels are seen to be increased or normalised by the use of MOODCAPS™, then this quality will have further significance in Heavy metal/element (eg. mercury, cobalt et al) detoxification, with industrial implications.
As in the case of refined, chemically produced (if still active*), SAMe (unstable despite the enteric coated tablet form that has to be used), MOODCAPS™ can be expected to show its antidepressant properties within the first 3 weeks of usage (if effective for the particular person). They will not work any better or faster than the Allopathic medicines, but thus far there are no reported Side Effects, unlike the effect that some Pharmaceuticals have on patients. However, the product has been seen to work as well as Tricyclic antidepressants and the SSRI drugs. Another advantage is the safety profile especially when compared to Tricyclic antidepressants.
MOODCAPS™ ingredients and some of their sources
1.Methionine, an essential amino acid, which means that the body does not produce it’s own, is found in high protein foods such as meat, fish and eggs.
2.Folic acid, found in green leafy vegetables, dried yeast, liver and mushrooms.
3.Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), fish, whole-grain cereals, organ meats, liver and dried yeast.
4.Betaine: Which has an independent controlling effect on Homocysteine levels;
found in fish, beet and legumes.
5.Vit B12 is not included. Pernicious anaemia patients need to supplement (normal levels) for the optimum effect.
Magnesium, phosphates and calcium.
MOODCAPS™ are inherently stable in contrast to the chemically produced SAMe.
*Ref. Patrick Holford’s book “Optimum Nutrition for the mind” pg.116 where he refers to commercially available SAMe on the shelves which may be inactive by the time the consumer buys it off the shelf. “A lot of SAMe sold in health food shops is pretty ineffective.” Now costing +/- R438.00 for a month’s supply when used correctly at 400mg/day in South Africa.
MOODCAPS™ are a Nationally “Branded” product and have been on the South African market for over 10 years. The product has been successfully used in private medical practice without any reported Side Effects.
** “Alot of SAMe sold in health food shops is pretty ineffective” (probably because of its well documented instability. The reason for producing it in enteric coated tablets.) Refer to Patrick Holford’s latest book, “Optimum Nutrition for the Mind” pg 116.
1 x Capsule twice per day, with water, on an empty stomach about half an hour before meals.
Moodcaps™ PRICE LIST
|Moodcaps™ x 60 caps
Price: R150.00 (2 for R225).
Those patients suffering from manic Depression/Bi-Polar should not take Moodcaps™ unless under the supervision of a doctor. The anti-depressant properties of Moodcaps™ may heighten the manic phase.