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Dimethyl Glycine
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Why dimethyl glycine is good for you

Dimethyl glycine is produced in cells as a mid-way in the metabolism of choline to glycine. It acts as a building block for the biosynthesis of many important substances such as methionine, choline, several important hormones, neurotransmitters, and DNA.

This means dimethyl glycine supports mental activity, aids to enable high energy levels, enables a strong immune system, improves oxygen utilization, and improves the functioning of many important organs.

Dimethyl glycine is naturally produced in small amounts in the body.


Important dimethyl glycine facts


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Groups at risk of dimethyl glycine deficiency

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Symptoms of dimethyl glycine deficiency


No dimethyl glycine deficiency symptoms have been reported in the general population, so it is generally assumed that normal absorption and a varied diet provides sufficient coenzyme Q10 for healthy individuals.

The only individuals that may be at risk of deficiency are those in the groups above.


Dimethyl glycine and health

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Dimethyl glycine in food

Foods high in dimethyl glycine are:

As dimethyl glycine is a derivative of glycine, it can be found in foods high in glycine.

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How to take dimethyl glycine

Dosage of dimethyl glycine depends on the condition that is being treated. A medical doctor and/or alternative health care provider can advise on individual cases - this information is provided as a guide only:

lifestage age Amount (per day)
INFANTS 0-12mths Not recommended - seek medical advice
CHILDREN 1-8yrs Seek medical advice before taking it
CHILDREN 9-18yrs
Seek medical advice before taking it
ADULTS 19-50yrs
General Health & Immune Support
50mg twice a day
SENIORS 51+yrs General Health & Immune Support
50mg twice a day
PREGNANT   Seek medical advice before taking it
LACTATING   Seek medical advice before taking it

People who wish to take an dimethyl glycine supplement should talk to a medical professional BEFORE taking it.

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Dimethyl glycine works best with





Overdosage, toxicity and cautions for dimethyl glycine

Not a great deal of evidence has been seen of any toxic or significant adverse effects of taking high levels of DMG.

The only known side effects of overdosage are:

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Last reviewed: 1 January 2010 || Last updated: 1 January 2010


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NOTE: Mega doses of vitamins, minerals or other nutrients cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of nutrient supplement.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.