Dimethylglycine

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What other names is Dimethylglycine known by?

Acide Diméthylaminoacétique, Dimethyl Glycine, Diméthylglycine, Dimethylglycine HCl, Diméthylglycine HCl, (Dimethylamino)acetic Acid, Dimetilglicina, DMG, DMG HCl, N,N-dimethylaminoacetic Acid, N,N-dimethylglycine, N,N-diméthylglycine, N,N Dimethylglycine HCl, N,N Diméthylglycine HCl, N-methylsarcosine.

What is Dimethylglycine?

Dimethylglycine is an amino acid, a building block for protein. It is found in the body in very small amounts and for only seconds at a time. People use dimethylglycine to make medicine.

Dimethylglycine is used for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), allergies, respiratory disorders, pain and swelling (inflammation), cancer, alcoholism, and drug addiction. It is also used to improve speech and behavior in autism, nervous system function, liver function, the body's use of oxygen, and athletic performance. Some people use it to reduce stress and the effects of aging, as well as boost the immune system's defenses against infection. Dimethylglycine is also used to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides, and to help bring blood pressure and blood sugar into normal range.

In the 1980s, a federal court in Chicago banned the interstate sale of a brand of dimethylglycine, stating that it was an unsafe food additive.

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More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of dimethylglycine for these uses.

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How does Dimethylglycine work?

Dimethylglycine might help improve the way the body's immune system works.

Are there safety concerns?

Dimethylglycine might be safe to use short-term, up to 28 days. The safety of long-term use is unknown.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of dimethylglycine during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Dimethylglycine.

The appropriate dose of dimethylglycine depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for dimethylglycine. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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