DMAE is dimethylaminoethanol. Since your body makes this nutrient in the brain it’s not considered a vitamin, instead it’s a supplement. People take this supplement in capsule form to improve mental alertness and clarity. It’s much like caffeine and some individuals report feeling on edge when taking too much of it.
DMAE research has shown that this nutrient can help improve cognitive ability and memory. In laboratory animals, it moderately increased their life span, according to Smart Skincare. How’s that for the fountain of youth?
It seems as though DMAE reduces the accumulation of lipofuscin deposit inside cells. These deposits contain molecular waste, are often seen in older people and contribute to the aging process. Reducing these lipofuscin deposits could be what helps reduce the aging effects of the skin, which is just one way that DMAE has shown to improve skin.
DMAE (deanol) is also used for treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), enhancing memory and mood, boosting cognitive function, treating Alzheimer’s disease, increasing intelligence and physical energy, and improving athletic performance. It is also used for preventing aging or liver spots, improving red blood cell function, improving muscle reflexes, increasing oxygen efficiency, extending life span, treating autism, and treating tardive dyskinesia.