Cellular Health, Hair, Skin & Nails
DMAE (2-dimethylaminoethanol) Bitartrate is a compound that may affect mood, enhance memory and support brain function. DMAE is produced in the body and can also be found in fish, such as salmon, sardines and anchovies. DMAE may also prevent the buildup of beta-amyloid in the brain; beta-amyloid has been linked to age-related memory loss.
Features & Benefits
- DMAE can be used in cosmetic applications including formulations for anti-aging, lip plumping, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
- DMAE may be used in dietary supplement applications to support cognitive health
- Dietary Supplements
- Functional Foods & Beverages
- Cosmetics & Cosmeceuticals
Mechanism of Action
Mechanism of Action DMAE is a precursor to choline and acetylcholine. Choline inside cells is converted to phosphatidylcholine and is used in the building and repair of cell membranes, especially in the brain. It is also known to stabilize cell membranes. Cell membrane degradation has been proposed as one of the prime mechanisms of normal aging.
- A randomized, clinical study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology found that a facial gel containing three percent DMAE was beneficial for reducing fine lines around the eyes and on the forehead when used for 16 weeks. The study also found it improved lip shape and fullness as well as the overall appearance of aging skin.
- A small study done in 1977 on people who had aging-related cognitive decline found that DMAE reduced depression, anxiety, and irritability. It also found that DMAE was helpful for increasing motivation and initiative.
Formulating With DMAE
DMAE can be formulated for cosmetic applications in serums, lotions and creams for products that function in anti-aging, lip plumping, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used in powders capsules and tablets as a dietary supplement for cellular health applications.
- DMAE is a purified crystalline powder with no added excipients.
- DMAE has been used as a dietary supplement.