Dream what you want with DMAE
Just occasionally it's possible to determine your dreams. Then, you can even manage to fly, just like Superman, you can speak the truth to your boss, become world famous, whatever. By taking dimethylamino-ethanol, or DMAE for short, you can increase the chances of this happening.
DMAE is available in every vitamin shop, and is an ingredient in some vitamin supplements, even though it's not a vitamin itself. In the body DMAE is converted into choline. And choline is a precursor of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is involved in memory function, but also in the brain's control of the muscles.
One theory is that DMAE supplementation increases the amount of choline available for the biosynthesis of acetylcholine. The reasoning is that DMAE enters the brain more easily via the bloodstream than choline.
Another theory is that DMAE replaces choline in the brain when brain cells need to manufacture phosphatidylcholine [structural formula above] for their membranes. This causes the cells to produce phosphatidyldimethylamino-ethanol [structural formula below] instead. Brain and nerve cells with phosphatidyldimethylamino-ethanol in their membrane are thought to transmit impulses better than cells with phosphatidylcholine.
In 1988 W. Sergio published an article in Medical Hypotheses about experiments that he and his wife had performed with DMAE to induce 'lucid dreaming' – the name for dreams in which you have control over what happens.
Lucid dreams are interesting for people involved in care jobs, Sergio argued. They can be an outlet for frustrations; they can help make obsessions and anxieties easier to deal with, and can help athletes to improve their motor skills.
Sergio describes below how he used DMAE to help induce lucid dreams.
Sergio experimented with different versions of DMAE. He obtained the best results with DMAE Lactate.
In the shops you're most likely to find DMAE Bitartrate, which contains just over a third 'real' DMAE.
According to posts on the internet by users, DMAE is a mild stimulant. They often need many times the starters' dose of 50 mg DMAE daily that Sergio suggests. Not everyone actually gets lucid dreams as a result, although many users report that their dreams become livelier and that their daytime concentration improves. Too high doses can lead to tension, raised blood pressure, headache or sleep problems according to some reports.
DMAE occurs naturally in small quantities in sea fish. Salmon, anchovies and sardines contain at most several hundred micrograms per 100g.
Med Hypotheses. 1988 Aug;26(4):255-7.