July 29, 2016

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.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Treating epilepsy.
  • Treating autism.
  • Improving athletic performance.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Cancer.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
  • Stress.
  • Allergies.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Alcoholism.
  • Drug addiction.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Improving the body's immune system.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of dimethylglycine for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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