Health and Face Firming Benefits of DMAE

Dimethylaminoethenol, or DMAE, is an antioxidant that works within the body to produce many positive effects. From face firming results to boosted energy levels to improved behavior and mental functions, DMAE offers many possible benefits to the human body.

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What Exactly is DMAE and How Does It Work?

DMAE is a chemical naturally produced in the body by the metabolic process of procaine, though it can also be artificially produced in a lab.

DMAE is unique from choline, the chemical it most resembles, because it can cross the blood-brain barrier. Its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier means that it can easily enter the brain. Once DMAE reaches the brain, it is acted upon by an enzyme that converts it into choline.

Choline is a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine plays a part in the regulation of skeletal muscle movement as well as maintaining smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. In the central nervous system, acetylcholine is thought to aid learning and memory, and to help regulate mood.



Possible Benefits of DMAE

Because DMAE aids a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, it is thought to have many possible benefits for the human body.

For example, it can help:

  • Prevent and help treat cardiovascular problems
  • Boost immune system
  • Treatment of depression
  • Increase energy
  • Help reduce the amount of sleep your body needs

Because DMAE helps to create acetylcholine, it can affect the brain in a myriad of ways, obviously. It is thought to help with ADHD, ADD, and mild depression because it acts within the neural pathway responsible for attention span and mood regulation. Though scientists are unsure as to how DMAE causes these positive effects, studies have shown that with long term use, DMAE can help alleviate behavioral and emotional issues.

DMAE’s many health benefits, such as prevention and treatment of cardiovascular problems, are due to its ability to block free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that either need to gain or lose an electron. They will steal an electron from a cell in the body in order to stabilize themselves. In the process of trying to stabilize, free radicals can cause damage to the body, including cardiovascular, immune, and skin problems.

Deactivation of free radicals occurs because DMAE stabilizes the membrane around the outside of cells by giving or receiving an electron, creating a sort of protective casing.

This ability to fend off free radicals comes in handy in a world overwrought with outside stressors like sun damage, industrial pollution, radiation, and cigarette smoke. All of these outside stressors are also known to cause damage to your skin.


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How Face Firming DMAE Can Improve Your Skin

Because DMAE fights free radicals, it can benefit your skin.

Face firming DMAE can give your skin a more youthful appearance. It helps to increase elasticity and firmness because it helps to regulate skeletal muscle movement. It also helps to enhance smooth muscle function, making facial contours more defined. By increasing the amount of DMAE in your body, you can help to fight and reverse the signs of aging.

DMAE can also help prevent and reduce age spots. Age spots are caused by lipofucsin, a brown pigment in the skin that forms because of age, but also because of free radical damage. DMAE can block the formation of lipofucsin and therefore reduce the occurrence and appearance of age spots.

So how can you work DMAE into your skin care regimen? DMAE can be applied topically and internally.

Internally, DMAE supplements like Doctor Perricone DMAE can directly place DMAE in your body to work from the inside out.

Externally, moisturizers, creams, and face washes can help to boost the face firming DMAE in your skin. Topical treatments that contain both DMAE and alpha lipoic acid are especially potent because they combine the best of antioxidant technology into one cream. Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator contains both alpha lipoic acid and DMAE to help reduce discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness.

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  1. I am 33 years old and have spent way too much time in the sun and tanning bed and not taking care of my skin the way I should have so I have wrinkles and sun spots way before my time. I heard about the wonderful effects DMAE can have on your skin so I would love to try your product and see if I can reverse some of my damage. P.s I will be getting married in the near future and really don’t want to walk down the isle looking like an old maid:(

  2. I saw your appearance on the Dr. Oz show today (8/1/11) and found the segment about DMAE very interesting. I then found this blog and read about DMAE having affects on moods including ADHD/ADD and depression. I am interested in me and my 16 year old son becoming testers as we both have these diagnoses and I don’t like the pharmaceutical treatments of Effexor and other anti-depressants. Please contact me so that we can help in determining the affects of DMAE on these disorders that affect many millions of people.

  3. I use three DMAE capsules PO every evening. I have done so for quite a while. I was unaware you or other companies produced topical creams. I would love to be a tester.

  4. Take good care of my skin, but would like it to be better…I’m 47 and would love to be a tester

  5. I am 29 and have always had thin skin. I use vitamin C products but don’t see as much difference in my fine lines. I’d love to put this to the test, especially for my under eyes and marionette lines. Genetically thin skin can be a challenge.

  6. Have had good luck with DMAE liquid supplient and would like to try topical cream. I’m 56 and just now seeing wrinkles. Not pretty. Otherwise healthy and happy!

  7. I am 54 years old. I have Addison’s Disease so I have to take prednisone. If I go through any kind of stress from a catching a cold or having dental work to major surgery, I have to take more prednisone so I will not go into shock. I am seeing the negative affects prednisone is having on my skin. I am starting to look more like my grandmother at 80 particularly on my hands, arms and on my neck. I sure would love to see if this product will reverse the damage done by prednisone. If so, I would spread the word like wild fire! But if not, it still would be worth my time to try it out.

  8. I am a 62 yr old retired RN, and have lost a significant amt of weight, this last year. I was in a bad accident , and gained weight
    due to decreased exercise routine. I have always looked much younger, than my age, however with the weight loss, I’m now experiencing wrinkling on one side of my face. I would love to try your products.

    Thanks!!

  9. I have just turned 50, I have pretty good complexion, but a sun damage has done it”s work also, I am looking for something to maintain my looks and help reduce wrinkles around my lips, There is so much out there, I have read about these products and am interested in giving it a try with out spending a fortune.

  10. Im 48 yr.old cancer survivor. however,chemo took its toll. i look and feel fatigued and have age spots now. my hormones are outta whack also, causing my skin and moods to change for the worse. its been a year now. i would love to be somewhat back 2 normal.help!

  11. I am a 63 year old Pacific Islander. I would like to try your product to see the benefits of DMAE.

  12. Following your advice via your writing and media I have used DMAE/Alpha Lipoic Acid topically (in a “drug store” brand that I have researched and recommended (for affordability)for my clients’ use! All have very good results. I am a newly liscensed esthetician working primarily with organic products. I personnaly believe that Dr. Perricone is the god of skincare and would be honored to be a testimonial to the products fabulousness!

  13. I am a full time Realtor by day and R.N. by night. I use to work for one of the leading cosmetic dermatologist in Los Angeles and because of my background people come to me for advice on skin care. I am 40 years old and fell I have overall good skin but of course would like it to look better. I have noticed that the firmness of my skin is not the same as it was in my 30′s or 20′s and have more crows feet around the eyes. I would very much like to be a tester of the product. All my clients and co-workers would buy anything I suggest because they value my opinion.

  14. I am a full time Realtor by day and R.N. by night. I use to work for one of the leading cosmetic dermatologist in Los Angeles and because of my background people come to me for advice on skin care. I am 40 years old and fell I have overall good skin but of course would like it to look better. I have noticed that the frimness of my skin is not the same as it was in my 30′s or 20′s and have more crows feet around the eyes. I would very much like to be a tester of the product. All my clients and co-workers would buy anything I suggest because they value my opinion.

  15. I am 50 years old and had a hysterectomy about two years ago. With my age and a decrease in hormones, my skin texture and appearance have changed. I have droopy areas around my mouth and neck area. Ever since I saw the program about DMAE on Dr. OZ I have wanted to try it.

  16. DMAE twice a day, inside and out~! I’m a believer~! Now getting to “Forever Young” to change my diet. Slowly, but surely, I am becoming beautiful again =)
    THANK YOU~!

  17. I am a 63 year old woman but I look 48! No gray hair at all, no sagging neck. Still a toned size 4 like I’ve been all my adult life. I’ve spent my entire adult life working out, eating organic/fresh foods and just generally taking care of myself. I feel great – and better still – am on absolutely no meds whatsoever. I would love to become a Perricone tester to see the affects. By the way, I am a Marketing Director for a company. Thanks for your consideration.

  18. HI ,I am now 46 and have tried a host of creams face washes and every other product i could find…I work with a large number of women so we are always comparing products .. I would love to become a tester for your product and than be able to help all my co-workers in the process with new information to help with there anti aging fight…thank you

  19. I have tried a product that had DMAE face
    cream and it worked great at first-then they must have changed an ingredient and it
    started to cause eye irritation. I would like to try your products to see if I can get the benefits of the other product before they changed some of the ingredients. Appreciatevely, Laura Hicks

  20. Help! I am 62 woman that is a full time caretaker for my elderly mom that lives with my husband and me. The last 2 years have been very stressful and have taken a toll on my health overall.
    My skin is in need of emergency help as I have puffy eyes and a sagging neck which I hate. I would be most grateful if you could help me improve my wrinkles and neck as I need to focus on feeling and looking better which go hand in hand. Most sincerely!

  21. I am 66 years old and work out a lot resulting in a very firm body. However I have brown spots on my face that makes me look older and would like to be a tester for Perricone products to bring my face in line with my body. Then I would volunteer as a model for your products.

  22. AT AGE 51, I WAS MISTAKEN AS MY 30 YR OLD SON’S WIFE. WHAT AN EGO BOOST!! I HAVE WORKED HARD TO MAINTAIN A YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE, BUT IT’S GETTING HARDER WITH EACH YEAR. I WOULD LOVE TO BE A PERRICONE TESTER FOR ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS. I HAVE HEARD RAVE REVIEWS ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS AND WOULD BE THRILLED IF YOU WOULD CONSIDER ME.

  23. i am a 63 year old woman… who has R.A. and osti…arthirtis… worked hard in jobs and raising a family…. I live in beautiful florida… there is so much i want to do—- yet the pain i have bogs me down…and so besides taking mys dogs out… i find myselflaying down…on beautiful sunny days… I want to ride my bike..go for long walks…. i would LOVE to try perricone tester…… i really believe that inflamation is the culprit…and would like to believe… that dmae would help….bring the life back in me…. thank you

  24. I am a 50 year old woman, with no wrinkles or saging skin, but I suffer from melasma (about 40% of my face) I wonder if DMAE would help?

  25. I’m 54 years old and i pretty much don’t do anything healthy for myself anymore, I’m over weight, I smoke and as a result I look as bad on the outside as I feel on the inside. I’m so disgusted with myself I can’t even look anyone in the eyes anymore including my husband and I definitely avoid all mirrors. I watched you on Dr.OZ and got on your website, I guess maybe I’m reaching out. I have to start somewhere and maybe if I looked better I’d feel better.

  26. I am 60 years of age, and have started noticing more sagging around my neck; the skin over my eyes rests against my upper lids making me appear as though I have aged ten years and it looks as though my eyes are shutting up. Help please

  27. I just saw Dr. Perricone on Dr. Oz and was intrigued by all the information he presented and, in particular, DMAE – something I hadn’t heard about. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to become a tester and hope residents of Canada qualify.
    Sincerely,
    Janis

  28. Have read the book and would love to try the products. Have always heard such great things about Perricone and firmly believe the nutritional advice. I am 41 and would love to prevent further wrinkles.

  29. I do chemical peels and retin A. After using these products I can’t seem to put enough mosture back in to my skin. I saw a doctor on the Doctor Oz show that swears by DMAE. I would love to see if DMAE works the miracles it is said too. I always try anything that gets such a good reveiw, usually I’m let down. Would love to be a tester and hopefully be a lifetime user.

  30. I am55 years and I have dark spots on my face, I also need to firm my neck. I would like to try you product.

  31. I am56 years and I have dark spots on my face, I also need to firm my neck. I would like to try you product.

  32. I am a 47 year old who has lost a significant amount of weight and I still have neck skin that is sagging and I am trying everything to lessen the look by exercising the neck and applying lotions and creams twice daily.

  33. Gravity really takes its toll once you enter your 60′s. In addition to sagging there are fine vertical lines all over my face, like when you wrinkle up tissue paper. I can live with crows feet and even the “elevens,” but I can’t deal with these new wrinkles. I have used Renova, prescribed by my dermatologist, but I can’t rave about the results. I have researched the ingredients you recommend and would like to be one of your testers as I think you are on the right track.

  34. if it works and shows a difference, I will be a customer for life.

  35. Would love to be a tester as well. I’ve never tried your product.

  36. I recommend this formula to my facial clients regularly. I’ve been using DMAE internally for years and people always guess my age as 10-15 years younger than I am. I’d like to try the perricone product & I’m walking proof that it is effective.

  37. im in to my body id be a great tester

  38. For the past six months I’ve been using a different company’s moisturizer with DMAE, alpha lipoic acid and viamin C and didn’t know Perricone had a version as well. Although I have been pleased with the results of this other moisuturizer so far, I would love to try Perricone’s version because I’ve heard and read so many great things about the entire line!

  39. I’m 49 and engaged to a wonderful guy who is 27…i’d LOVE to be able to stay as young looking as I can for him…people think I’m 40 and want to keep it that way! I’d love to be able to try your product. I have been using a generic dmae product and it’s been working great…i’d like to see if your’s really is better but don’t have the money to pay. I’ve had a face lift 5 years ago and want to avoid having a tuck within the next two years.

  40. I am a 41 year old woman who has lost a great deal of weight and would like to try it to make my skin shrink back up. Thanks

  41. Iam a 40 year old woman who has suffered from adult onset acne. I need help with scarring! I would love to try topical DMAE with the hope that it would improve my skin texture.

  42. I’m a 64 year old man in very good shape. Over the years I have developed a sagging neck so I don’t like the looks of my profile. I do tennis videos and would like to stay young looking. I do all kinds of neck exercises and situps but I’m not getting the results I want. Will your Face Firming Activator firm my neck? I would like to try it before I use cosmetic surgery. Thanks for any help you can give me.

  43. I’m a 64 year old man in very good shape. Over the years I have developed a sagging neck so I don’t like the looks of my profile. I do tennis videos and would like to stay young looking. I do all kinds of neck exercises and situps but I’m not getting the results I want. Will your Face Firming Activator frim my neck. I would like to try it before I use cosmetic surgery. Thanks for any help you can give me.

  44. I WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A PERRICONE TESTER OF YOUR PRODUCT. I HAVE A PATCH OF DRY SKIN ON MY LEG THAT IS SENSITIVE TO TOUCH AND REMAINS DRYER THAN THE SKIN AROUND IT. I HAVE BEEN TO 3 DIFFERENT DOCTORS AND NOTHING SEEMS TO HELP. I NOT HAPPY ABOUT SPENDING MORE MONEY ON SOMETHING THAT WON’T WORK. BY THE WAY, I’M A 66 YR. OLD AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN. EVERY BODY CREAM I’VE TRIED DOESN’T WORK. CAN YOUR PRODUCTS DO BETTER?

  45. I have been taking the Omega 3 with DMAE in for 2 weeks now, and I’m feeling great, with improved moods and energy. I can actually stay awake for the whole day instead of taking naps. I would love to try the straight DMAE.

  46. I am a 53 year young woman and I live in a warm climate, I have tried so many creams over the years and have no results ,ever….I wold love to try and am sure be proof of this product, please help…I have flacid skin and wrinkles and really am desperate to find something that works. I am very careful about what I eat, but nothing, is there anything for my skin? Please give me a chance for once in my life to have beautiful, clear skin………

  47. I have had great results using vitamin C products, but have not had the opportunity to try this one. I would love to sample this product.

  48. im in my 40′s and still look younger id love to stay that way and would love to try your products. i work in the public so id be telling alot of people since i get asked how i stay younger looking all the time

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