DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol)

Natural Support for Improved Brain and Memory Function

DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol), found in highest concentrations in anchovies and sardines, is also produced in small amounts in the human brain. DMAE is a precursor to the neurotransmitters choline and acetylcholine, although DMAE crosses the blood-brain barrier faster than choline. Once inside brain cells, DMAE is converted to phosphatidylcholine, a substance used for maintenance and repair of cells, especially brain cells. Studies have shown DMAE to be useful in:

  • ADD/ADHD (first studied in the 1970’s by drug companies and found useful for this purpose)
  • Improved memory and short-term concentration
  • Alzheimer’s dementia

Cautions: Begin with the low dose and work up to higher doses. Sudden stimulation of brain chemicals may cause headache. Use in epilepsy only under physician guidance.

Dose: 100-300mg per day, taken with meals.