DMAE – How It Works, Should You Use It, Beneficial and Potential Side Effects That You Need to Know About

DMAE – How It Works, Should You Use It, Beneficial and Potential Side Effects That You Need to Know About

We all have heard our doctors talking about the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids by eating fresh seafood or in the form of a supplement. One lesser-known compound in fish that we thought to share with you is DMAE, also referred to as dimethylaminoethanol. This highly important compound had clearly shown its beneficial effects when it came to boosting the power of the brain but also treating the symptoms of some of the biggest health problems of today including autism and Alzheimer’s disease. In the following post, you will find out everything that there is to know about DMAE and more! And you will discover – is this the drug for you or not?

Overview of DMAE

DMAE, also known as dimethylaminoethanol and deanol, it is an organic compound usually found in any seafood. However, there is a man-made form of DMAE which is used in many cosmetic products for topical use because it has an ability to reduce the signs of aging, especially when it comes to saggy and loose skin. But DMAE comes in the form of oral tablets and capsules as well, and it is meant to treat numerous common health problems and disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, ADHD (attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder), autism and tardive dyskinesia. That is because DMAE is involved in a series of reactions as a part of the formation of acetylcholine – an essential neurotransmitter that helps our nerve cells to communicate with each other.

How Does it Work?

Unfortunately, not too many details about how DMAE actually works are known. What we do know is that DMAE is for sure involved in the process of building choline which is on its side a vital chemical important for the proper production of acetylcholine which we already mentioned before. By having enough amounts of acetylcholine in your brain, your nerve cells can communicate without a problem, sending and receiving the essential information and commands.

What are the Benefits?

  • 1. Increases Learning
  • A study investigated the effects of Centrophenoxine – which is one of the oldest so-called “smart” drugs whose active component is DMAE, on the aging brain of mice investigating its effects on the process of learning and memory. What the study found out was that Centrophenoxine effectively improved the learning process and memory among the participants. Although this is only a study done on mice and not men, we must say that it is quite the promising study and thinking of all people that Centrophenoxine has helped so far we could not avoid the fact that DMAE has a lot to do with it.


  • 2. Improves Memory

  • As we mentioned earlier, DMAE is able to improve the memory effectively. With that being said, you can understand why DMAE is being used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. And while this drug cannot put a stop to the progress of the disease or reverse the damage that has been done, it can sure help reduce the present symptoms, improving the patient’s life and well-being. DMAE can also be used by those of you who are experiencing troubles whenever you need to remember something to do or say but you find yourself forgetting all about it later in the day.


  • 3. Improves Overall Brain Health

  • There is a reason why DMAE is the number one active ingredient in most so-called "smart drugs." By improving your memory and the learning process but at the same time improving the production of acetylcholine, DMAE works to improve your brain's well-being. That is also the reason why DMAE is commonly used to treat difficult disorders such as ADHD (attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder), autism and tardive dyskinesia. More natural therapies such as therapy with DMAE has been thought to serve as the promising one when it comes to treating these and many other serious disorders.


  • 4. Improves the Health of the Skin

  • DMAE is one of the most frequently used components to produce our favorite skincare products, especially when it comes to anti-aging products. As we mentioned before, DMAE is able to reduce the aging signs such as loose and saggy skin, dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, especially around the eyes, mouth and neck area. If you are currently using an anti-aging product you can look into the ingredients listed and we are sure that you will find DMAE there! You see, you have DMAE to be thankful for reducing your aging signs and producing a chance to look younger and more beautiful with each new day!


    Suggested Dosages

    Deanol, or DMAE, is to be taken orally, per mouth. For cosmetically and dermatological needs there is also a nootropic available. It can be found in the form of oral capsules or tablets. The scientifically tested dose for the oral use of DMAE is 300-2000 mg/day, depending on what is it used for. DMAE should always be taken with food. If you decide on using DMAE in the form of oral capsules, we recommend breaking the capsule and mixing the content in fruit juices and smoothies that you can drink in the mornings and give your body and brain the kick-start for the day!

    Possible Side-effects

    Studies have shown that doses up to 1600 mg/day of DMAE did not result in any side effects. But, although, when used in the suggested dosage, supplements that have DMAE listed as their primary ingredient are considered to be safe, there are a few potential side-effects that patients have reported having experienced during their treatment with DMAE products.

    • Gastrointestinal disturbances
    • Confusion
    • Insomnia
    • Itching
    • Drowsiness
    • Increased blood pressure
    • Moderate to severe depression
    • Body odor
    • Irritability

    If you notice any of the side-effects that we have shared previously, please do discontinue your use of DMAE and contact your doctor about further instructions.

    A scientific research found out that DMAE is able to induce the formation of neural tube defects, making this product highly dangerous for pregnant women. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using DMAE unless it is otherwise instructed by the doctor. Although DMAE is not thought to interact with other medications and cause potential side-effects due to it, it is for the best to mention any other medications that you might be using at the moment as well as discuss your medical history with your doctor before you start using DMAE. Perhaps there is a chance to replace the medications that you are taking with others so that you can use DMAE as well. Patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder must avoid DMAE.

    Overall Summary

    If you have not heard about this super compound until now, then the time has come – we are talking about the existence of DMAE in our lives! The DMAE is the perfect natural compound that you can use to improve your learning abilities, memory, improve the symptoms of autism, Alzheimer's disease and even the ones caused by ADHD! This natural compound has very few to no side effects, and it is safe to be used by almost everybody, excluding pregnant and breastfeeding women. We kindly recommend you asking your doctor about this super drug that you can even use to improve the aging signs of your skin. Now, isn't that amazing!

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