DMAE: A Versatile Supplement With Powerful Effects

DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) has powerful effects on not only the skin, but overall health. Outside of skin care products, DMAE has been studied in relation to its potential benefits in the brain, ranging from treating mental health disorders to simply enhancing brain function. DMAE’s properties enable it to benefit both the skin and the brain, making it an extremely effective supplement.

The key to DMAE’s effects lies in its ability to combine with and enhance other compounds.

DMAE:

  • Provides its own benefits to the skin and brain
  • Complements the effects of other nutrients and antioxidants
  • Protects the body by acting as an antioxidant

This article will discuss:

  • Where to find DMAE
  • What the DMAE supplement does
  • How to maximize the benefits of DMAE


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Where to find DMAE

DMAE is found naturally in fish, especially salmon. However, it’s hard to get all you need just from eating fish, which is why Dr. Perricone recommends a DMAE supplement. DMAE is useful both as an ingested nutritional supplement and as a topical application which directly benefits skin.

DMAE is found in products with a wide range of applications, including:

  • Moisturizer
  • Lip plumper
  • Face firming
  • Nutritional supplement
  • Skin smoother
  • Pigment correction
  • Eye therapy and “eye lift” effect
  • “Face lift” effect
  • Emollient
  • Acne medication

What the DMAE supplement does

In addition to it topical use, DMAE is commonly taken as a nutritional supplement. Dr. Perricone applies the term “nutraceutical” to this product, a combination of the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical.” Taken orally, a DMAE supplement can benefit both the skin and the mind.

For the skin:
DMAE reduces the appearance of fine lines and acts as a wrinkle cure since it fosters the production of acetylcholine, a chemical that creates muscle tone. More muscle tone beneath the face results in tighter, smoother skin. DMAE supplements increase the amount of acetylcholine the body produces. Extra acetylcholine is especially helpful when supplies of acetylcholine naturally diminish as the body ages.

In supplement form, DMAE boosts acetylcholine in the brain and then spreads the chemical throughout the body. Instead of having only a targeted effect like topical creams, DMAE supplements have a total body approach to tightening and toning skin.

For the mind:
Dr. Perricone cites DMAE supplements as having effects in the brain like:

  • Clearer thinking
  • Improved memory
  • Better problem-solving ability


DMAE’s ability to boost the production of the neurotransmtter acetylcholine is also at the root of these brain benefits. Acetylcholine was the first neurotransmitter to be discovered by scientists and is the most plentiful neurotransmitter in the peripheral nervous system.

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Research on Alzheimer’s disease has indicated that there is a depletion of acetylcholine in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. This depletion is hypothesized to cause memory loss and impairmed brain function. This is why acetylcholine is thought to play an important role in learning, memory, and other cognitive functions that are impaired in Alzheimer’s disease.

Take DMAE supplements only as directed, since an overproduction of acetylcholine can cause an imbalance in the brain. As long you follow label instructions, DMAE rarely has side effects. Reported side effects are mild and include headaches and muscle tension.

How to maximize the benefits of a DMAE supplement

Taking DMAE as directed in supplement form or using it as a cream have noticeable positive effects on the skin, mind, and overall health. DMAE is a supplement that can be a part of any topical product, as it enhances the effects of the other key ingredients while adding its own benefits.

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However, Perricone MD recommends more than just the use of products in order to reap the benefits of DMAE as a supplement.

Diet and exercise are a key component of any successful health regimen. This is why Dr. Perricone suggests four steps to healthier skin with DMAE:

  1. Diet: Eat fish, especially salmon, as it’s the only significant source of DMAE.
  2. Exercise: A long-term exercise routine will keep the muscles toned (amplifying the muscle toning effects of DMAE), as well as greatly benefit overall health.
  3. Supplement: Use a nutritional DMAE supplement (always following product instructions).
  4. Skin: Apply a topical DMAE lotion to the skin on the face and body.

Combining these 4 steps optimizes the effects of DMAE supplements while improving overall health with healthy diet and exercise.By taking steps to improve nutrition and exercise, your body’s health will begin to improve naturally. Supplements should be used just as their name indicates, to supplement healthy choices, not as a substitute. For an extra boost, using a DMAE supplement helps on the road to better health.

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61 Comments

  1. Can you mix dmae with other supplements such as cerecomp heel?

  2. Does DMAE help blurred vision? I got this after my husband got a stroke. I saw a eye specialist three times since Last December and he can”t see any problem, but my vision is blurred, maybe from too much stress.

  3. I would like to be a tester for Dr. Perricone’s products. I exercise regularly and eat failry well. My diet is a good one.

  4. Vorrei sapere se elimina anche il problema di e le rughe d’espressione. Grazie

  5. I went on this diet.. the 3 day and then stayed on his diet for 10 months some years ago..I was suprised the different in my skin,my blood pressure went down and people actually ask me if i had had a face lift. One freind even checked behind my ear’s. but then went off … now starting up again,hope i have same resuts…

  6. Now going through a divorce after 24 years of marriage and always being told how beautiful I was….is now playing on the self esteem, I need to roll back the clock and would like to know how to best achieve this. Is is the DMAE supplements, the creams or a combination of both? I would happily test your products.

  7. Please ad me to your list

  8. I just placed my first Perricone order. This week I’m doing the 3day diet and then I will add the dhae supplements. I can’t wait for my skincare products to arrive!!

  9. I am 43 and just started college 6 months ago. I would really love to try this product to see if it can help me retain more information. I also would love to have my pigment corrected and wrinkles deminished.

  10. I have suffered with exzema all my life. Years of using Hydrocortisone cream has left my skin very thin and crepped looking. As a result of this, I am most days conscious of my appearance which leaves me with low self esteem. This fact enrages me as I have a larger than life personality and I would love to be able to express it with confidence!
    I would sincerely love to become a Perricone tester.
    From the Ugly Duckling who wants to be transformed into a Swan.

  11. I currently take omega 3 and a multi vitamin tablet A-Z with ginko, would it be dangerous to add DMAE to this? Also when would be the best time to taketh supplement as on a morning I also have a banana apple and strawberry smoothie with the above tablets? Also on q night I exercise then have a protein shake would this anything? Please reply.

  12. Have clear healthy skin till I had a heart attack, would like to get off the statins, side effect I have pimples and white heads like some teenager, I am 76 years old. Eat salmon a lot. asked my doctor to take me off, he would not.

  13. i desperately need to try this product!!!!

  14. I did the 3-Day diet and loved the way my skin looked.I want to try the DMAE suppplements to help my skin but I am concerned that this supplement may interfere with my medication(an Anti-Epileptic drug).Fish is touted as good for the brain but I am nervous that there may be side effects from taking this supplement that could adversely affect my brain.

  15. Iam 57 years old with oily skin with large pores.I’ve read your book and I would like to become one of your testers.I am hypothyroid andhave discoloration of my facial skin.Thank you…

  16. I have myastenia Gravis..could benefit from new treatments had it since I was born now in my thitrty’s

  17. Does it also remove the ages spots. Thanks

  18. What are the prizes of your product, what are the recommended daily allowance. How can I order them. What is the cost of shipping and handling. What is the difference of your product from the other product. Is there any similarities? Esperanza

  19. I have seen you on TV in reading about the product and you explaning it. I am a 56 year old female and would really like to see if this product works as well as it said to work. At this time my skin seems to be losing that well rested look. I really don’t suffer with pimples or anything I just would like to slow down time and regain that glow in my skin.

  20. Would like to be a tester for your DMAE for face cream, pills or both.

  21. Feb 9 2011… after watching Dr Oz this morning, I would really like to try a DMAE product for skin care and mental health… I will be 60 this month… thanks

  22. Hi

    I would love to be a tester. I’ve visted every Doctor that I can find. Maybe your products can help.

  23. Hi

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  24. I just turned 37. In the last 2 years I have gained 15lbs, tired by afternoon & have increasingly oily skin. I do exercise but it’s not helping. I’m not sure what else to do. I would love to see if your diet & products would help me. Thank you for all your doing!

  25. i just got a bottle of dmae 350 mg and am so excited to try!

  26. I’m in my 75th year and would like to be a tester.
    Thanks,
    Joseph

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  29. Hi I am a Lupus patient and since being diagnosed my skin has gone through a lot of changes from dryness, to dark under eye circles to signs of wrinkles to some loss of elasticity. I would love to be a tester of Rx4 and vitamins.

  30. I have been reading about DMAE and purchased some today at my health food store. Brand Name: NOW DMAE 250 mg. Is this too much to take? I read that Dr. P. recommends 75 at breakfast and 75 again at lunch. Concerned about whether or not I should take this much. I’d love to try Dr. P’s DMAE and other products to reduce aging as I AGE.

    Patti

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  32. I am 55 years old and have always tried to eat well, exercise, and take care of my skin, but the aging process is catching up with me. I have known about Perricone products for about 10 years, and I believe the science be them; however, I have not tried any of them. I would love to experience the products! I’ll do anything that will help me to look younger and to have a better quality of life!

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  34. have read your books,seen you on countless tv programs.I’m 54 and been told I look in my 40′s.Would be great to be in your testing survey maybe go for looking in my 30′s lol!!!

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  36. I am 54 years old and in the past nine months have lost 40 lbs by focusing on a healthy diet and calorie reduction. I work out, strength training and walking, climbing stairs etc. I use very few products on my skin mostly due to sensitivety to both scents and chemicals. I would be interested in testing product and improving the condition of my skin, currently it is blotchy, and prone to breakouts.
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  38. Hi, I would like to be a product tester and I love Dr. Perricone’s book “The Wrinkle Cure”.

  39. I love DMAE. Use topical and pill form.

  40. What is the problem…i do not know what I am doing wrong. Please advise is this survey is on the up-and-up or just a gimmick!

  41. I am very interested in skincare
    I am a 58 year old woman who takes very good care of her skin
    I recently became enthralled with the benefits of dmae
    Wish I had a degree as a skin care technician\
    I believe I am an excellent candidate
    I am truly dedicated to the cause of antiwrinkling (can you imagine why LOL)

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  43. Would like to be a part of your skincare study. Please contact me. Thanks so much!

  44. I would love to be a candidate for trial testing. Please let me know if anything is available! Thanks so much!

  45. Hi!
    I have one of your books and am just starting the anti-inflammatory diet (day 4) and I already notice great results. Please consider me for testing your products.

    Thank-you.

  46. I TAKE SEVERAL VITAMINS BUT THEY ARE NOT FROM DR. PERRICONE BRAND. I WOULD LOVE TO TEST YOUR VITAMINS AND FEEL THE DIFFERENCE AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE AS YOU HAVE STATED THAT YOUR VITAMINS ARE TESTED DIFFERENTLY.I LOVE YOUR BOOK THE PERRICONE PROMISE.I TRY TO FOLLOW YOUR THREE STEPS..FOODS,SUPPLEMENTS,AND THE TOPICALS.I WOULD BE GREATFUL AND VERY HAPPY TO BE YOUR TEST.THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK.

  47. I am excited that I may be chosen as a tester for Dr. Perricone’s products. I nee a weight management protocol to follow, as well as, better skin care and diminishing of large facial pores, acne scares and deep smile lines

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  49. I ordered my first supply of DMAE supplements today and can’t wait to see what differences I notice over time.

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