Most people only produce enough Dimethylaminoethanol, i.e. DMAE, within their bodies to maintain, rather than improve, brain function and skin appearance. DMAE is naturally produced in the body and helps to make acetylcholine, a major neurotransmitter, and increase dopamine effects.
Even though DMAE is produced within the body, supplements should still be taken to increase the benefits of DMAE.
Some benefits of DMAE include:
- Memory, concentration, and cognitive learning support for increased intelligence
- Increased energy and alertness
- Firmer skin with less wrinkles
- Healthy weight loss and fat burning
- Reduced wrinkles and age spots
- Decreased anxiety
- Improved symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder
DMAE helps improve one’s mood because higher DMAE doses can block the acetylcholine receptor. When the acetylcholine receptor is blocked more dopamine is released. DMAE is also a safer alternative to many prescriptions and does not have harmful side effects when taken properly. However, schizophrenic, epileptic, and manic depressed people should avoid DMAE.
There are few foods rich in DMAE, some of which are anchovies and sardines.
The ideal daily DMAE dosage is between 100-300 mg. Start with the minimum DMAE dosage and work up from there.
Too much DMAE can cause:
- Muscle tension
Dr. Perricone recommends taking the 75 mg DMAE supplement twice a day with meals. This supplement provides a safe amount of daily DMAE for a healthier mind and body. Dr. Perricone’s DMAE supplement helps firm skin’s appearance and enhances facial contours. This daily supplement will also improve memory and cognitive skills.
Take DMAE supplements either in the morning or afternoon. DMAE benefits cannot be seen immediately; it usually takes between 2-3 weeks to experience optimal results.
Taking supplements is just one of Dr. Perricone’s 3 tiers to a healthy lifestyle; the other 2 tiers involve following an anti-inflammatory diet and applying topical creams.