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DMG - immune system modulator

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by Mary, May 4, 2015.

  1. Mary

    Mary Senior Member

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6163829
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1691258

    DMG is boosting my energy, though I had to start with a low dose. Initially it ramped up my need for potassium but that has settled down now. I'm taking one 125 mg. capsule, divided in half, in 2 doses on an empty stomach.

    I have recently found that Echinacea, which normally does nothing for me, is helping me fight a recurring sinus infection, and actually quite quickly, much to my surprise. So I'm guessing my immune system is working better and thus able to utilize the Echinacea, which it could not do before.

    Here are a couple of links re DMG:

    http://www.targetednutrients.com/products/viewproduct/11
    http://www.metagenics.com.au/sites/default/files/private/downloads/5/dimethylglycine.pdf

    I know these are not scholarly articles but as with all supplements, there is a dearth of research re DMG, and they do reference a few studies. Amazingly, DMG is cheap! I like it very much and am going to keep taking it.
     
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    Interesting finding. I had Echinacea tablets but haven't tried it, worried that it may disturb the recovery. I'll try the taking the Echinacea first before the DMG.
     
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    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    So are there any downsides/side effects with DMG?
     
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    Mary Senior Member

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    Good question - I don't really know. When I first took it, I started with 3 caps a day (!) and it gave me insomnia. It was pretty powerful. So I've been at one a day now for a couple of months with no problems - I no longer have to divide into two doses and am going to try 2 a day starting today and see how I do.

    From what I read it can increase methylation. So if someone has problems with Freddd's or Rich's methylation protocol, perhaps they might have trouble with DMG, though I just don't know.

    I buy this from iherb: http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-DMG-...os=1&disc=0&lc=en-US&w=dmg&rc=52&sr=null&ic=1

    It's cheap and seems to work. I read awhile ago that DMG helped someone stop crashing (PEM) which is why I started taking it. It hasn't done that yet, but overall it seems to be good for me so I'm curious to see what will happen when I increase the dose.
     
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