Dimethylglycine

18/Description

About

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.

How it works

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

Effectiveness

Possibly Ineffective
Treating epilepsy
Treating autism
Improving athletic performance

Concerns

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

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of dimethylglycine duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Dimethylglycine.

Interactions

No information available.

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