Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE)

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is a naturally occurring amino acid that improves mood and concentration.*

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is a naturally produced amine in the brain, and you can also find high levels in certain seafood. DMAE increases levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, leading to improved mood and concentration and better sleep patterns.*

  • Improves memory*
  • Increases sense of well-being*
  • Improves sleep patterns*
  • Increases alertness and concentration*

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE)

Dimethylaminoethanol, or DMAE, is a natural brain chemical in high concentrations in certain seafood. Many users experience increased well-being when taking DMAE, along with improved alertness, better sleep quality, and enhanced focus and concentration.

DMAE does all this by increasing acetylcholine formation. It's also won accolades as an anti-aging supplement because it reduces the build-up of an "age pigment" known as beta-amyloid that impairs cognition.

DMAE also protects nerve cells from oxidation and various "beauty creams" include the compound in their formulations to tighten sagging skin.

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