DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) is used as a choline supplement with key benefits that are thought to improve memory, focus, learning, age related cognitive decline and enhance motivation.
What is DMAE?
DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) is a choline molecule naturally produced in our brain in minimal amounts. It can be found in certain foods including sardines and anchovies. Also, it is found in some creams used to tone the skin.
It is thought to reduce the build up of the age pigment that is associated with cognitive decline and increase the compounds in the brain that improve memory.
Many users take DMAE as an alternative to choline bitartrate because it provides much more noticeable cognitive benefits. It is also made from the active component of Centrophenoxine but the effects of that supplement are much more potent.
Its primary function is thought to enter the brain and convert to a neurotransmitter or chemical called Acetylcholine. This is a chemical that sends signals between the neurons and plays an important roll in memory, motivation, attention, learning and even muscle movement.
The presence of Acetylcholine is also thought to be a positive factor in creating new connections between the brain cells and improving the brains ability to change.
Raising levels of this neurotransmitter may result in better learning capacities, enhancing your ability to focus and improving your memory.
Choline supplements normally have a harder time crossing the blood-brain barrier, which means entering the brain but DMAE is thought to enter it easily, providing heightened effects of the nutrient called choline.
Choline, otherwise known as vitamin B is necessary for brain function and memory recall and our body uses it to maintain and build cell membranes.
It is thought to bind to phospholipids within the brain, these are lipids that play an important role in the protection of cell membranes and may be why this supplement is thought to be have anti-oxidant effects and may improve brain health.
Also, with age, natural fluidity decreases within the cell membranes. This supplement is thought to facilitate a better flow within the nerve membranes, which allows for nutrients to penetrate in and toxins to come out.
Benefits of DMAE
DMAE is also known as Deanol. This supplement is thought to have a wide range of cognitive benefits due to the roll it may play in enhancing nerve cell communication and raising Acetylcholine in the brain.
Proper fluidity of nerve cells may improve energy levels and alertness, enhance clarity and even improve our emotional states.
Raising Acetylcholine levels in the brain are thought to improve memory formation, learning, focus and concentration. DMAE is also associated with potentially improving age related cognitive decline and learning disabilities.
There is also some evidence that suggests that DMAE may provide stress relief and reduce anxiety.
An interesting benefit that is associated with DMAE is that it is also used in many beauty products including face and body creams.
It is known to improve the skins elasticity which may be due to the thought that it can slow down the production of an acid called arachidonic. This is the chemical that causes wrinkles, inflammation and signs of ageing.
Finally, DMAE is believed to be used to enhance our dreaming state which is also known as lucid dreaming. This is thought to help us remember our dreams and have more control of the actions that happen within them.
If you are looking for a stronger solution to help improve focus and motivation, Centrophenoxine is the enhanced version of DMAE.
Why Take DMAE? It Promotes;
- Improve overall brain function
- Increase concentration & focus
- Improve memory
- Increase alertness
- Firmer skin
Side Effects of DMAE
Taken within the proper dosage, this supplement is considered very safe. However it is not recommended for people with;
- Bipolar disorder
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Any seizure disorders
Some side effects reported that are related to DMAE include;
- High blood pressure
- Body odor
It is always recommended to start at the lowest dose possible when taking a new Nootropic. This will help you gauge your body’s effect and see what works best for you.
The average recommended dosage is between 150mg-750mg a day. However, 150mg is the best starting point.
If you have any questions or concerns, please consult your doctor first before taking DMAE.