Matt Forney
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How DMAE Can Help You Focus

dmaeDMAE (dimethylethanolamine) is one of the strangest nootropics I’ve run across so far. A white powder that tastes like mud and looks like Philippine sewage runoff, it purports to improve concentration and focus. It’s super-cheap, costing only about seven dollars for a three month supply. But does it actually work?

The answer is yes, but you have to give it time.

While most supplements require you to take them for a period of time in order for you to get the full benefit, they usually start having some effect from day one. DMAE’s effects, on the other hand, are as obvious as a cockroach ambling inside the walls of a crackhead’s apartment. You need to be using it for at least two weeks before you start to notice what it’s doing for you.

I’ve been using DMAE for a few weeks now, and it’s one of the most effective nootropics in my arsenal. While not as strong as huperzine or phenibut, DMAE’s low price and bevy of benefits make it well worth checking out.

DMAE: The Brainiac Molecule

DMAE’s primary benefit is improved focus. After about two weeks of continuously using it, I noticed that I was able to concentrate on tasks—particularly boring ones such as writing or cleaning—without getting distracted as easily. It was such a subtle effect that it took going off it for three days for me to realize how it had been helping me out.

Additionally, DMAE also seems to lower the amount of sleep I need in order to be fully rested. To test this, I deliberately stayed up until six in the morning one night; since the body derives less rest from daytime sleep then from nighttime sleep, going to bed that late would result in me sleeping longer then I normally do. I was surprised when I woke up at 12:30 pm (only six-and-a-half hours later) feeling fully rested.

DMAE also seems to have other benefits as well. For example, Pill Scout reported that it helped improve his reflexes. I haven’t tested this myself, but it seems worth looking into.

I’ve also experimented with dosages: the recommendation of 250 mg a day seems to work best for me. DMAE is best taken in the morning with a glass of water—and on an empty stomach—in order to maximize the gains.

Overall, DMAE’s low cost and wealth of benefits make it worth checking out. Be sure to give it a few weeks before you make a final judgment, however.

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