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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Benenfit's of DMAE
DMAE, also known as dimethylaminoethanol or deanol, is a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which can quickly cross the blood-brain barrier, leading to rapid changes in brain function, notes FamilyEducation.com. DMAE can be found in sardines and anchovies and can also be purchased as a supplement. While the stimulating effects of DMAE can be beneficial, individuals experiencing conditions including mania or insomnia may experience a worsening of symptoms and should consider alternatives. Consult your health care provider before using any supplement.
DMAE can improve skin tone, firmness and hydration, states American Chronicle Magazine. DMAE has antioxidant properties, which can prevent free-radical damage and promote skin elasticity. However, the mechanism of these benefits is not certain, the magazine notes. DMAE may work by stimulating muscle contraction, leading to tighter skin. Alternatively, DMAE may simply hydrate existing connective tissue, giving skin more elasticity and resilience.
Well-Being and CalmDMAE combined with other vitamins may help improve the psychological state of patients suffering from emotional disturbances, noted the European Journal of Medical Research in 2003. In Germany, researchers evaluated 80 subjects over a three-month period via EEG readings and personal questionnaires. Participants were taking either a placebo or a vitamin-mineral supplement containing DMAE. Researchers concluded that the DMAE led to an enhanced sense of well-being as well as calmer brain activity, as evidenced by the EEG readings.
DMAE may help improve memory in individuals with cognitive impairment, notes a 2009 issue of the journal Psychopharmacology. French researchers tested the effects of DMAE on the performance of otherwise healthy rats and human male volunteers, both of whom were injected with scopolamine, a drug which can cause drowsiness and amnesia, among other side effects. They found that the DMAE reduced the deleterious cognitive effects of the scopolamine, leading to their recommendation of DMAE for memory improvement.