DMAE is a naturally occurring nutrient found in high
concentrations in fish, salmon and sardines in particular. Our brains
maintain a small amount of it, which plays several crucial functions. Most
fundamentally, this nutrient protects the integrity of cell membranes.
The deterioration of cell membranes can lead to premature aging.
DMAE can elevate one’s mood, counter depression, and boost
cognitive functions (such as memory and concentration), and even increase
intelligence. These benefits stem from this nutrient’s role in manufacturing
acetylcholine, which is a substance responsible for healthy mental
Physician’s monitoring patients on DMAE have reported that such
people are more congenial, upbeat, and exhibit greater mental acuity. In
addition, people taking it often report sleeping better and having more
energy while awake.
Lastly, one of the best DMAE benefits is that it promotes
healthy skin, by preventing the manufacture of arachidonic acid,
which is a substance that leads to the formation of wrinkles. For these cosmetic
purposes, it can be both taken as a nutritional supplement and applied topically
via a cream.
There is no known toxicity, and it is considered to be a
very safe supplement. There is no RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) set for this
Nutritional-Supplement-Info’s Tips on Choosing a DMAE Supplement
1. Always purchase your DMAE supplement from pharmaceutical GMP
compliant facilities, which adhere to the most rigorous manufacturing
standards. This is an issue consumers need to take seriously because supplements
in the U.S., are largely unregulated, and many products on the market do
not have the amount of ingredients stated on the label, or, worse, harbor
contaminants. For more on this, please click here
2. Acetylcholine cannot be produced by DMAE alone; the presence of
some B Vitamins are required as well -- Biotin, Folic Acid, B6, etc.. Therefore,
those looking for the cognitive boost often attributed to DMAE should take these
3. Those looking for skin enhancing DMAE benefits should take it
in conjunction with vitamin C, which also helps prevent the production of
Because of the synergistic nature of DMAE with other
nutrients, we believe one should look to take it as part of a comprehensive,
scientifically balanced formula, rather than as a stand-alone supplement.