Thoughts on Better Aging

Anti-Aging Benefits of DMG

November 28th, 2017

Learn what DMG is and how it affects the aging process

Chances are, you have never heard of DMG. But this substance is actually crucially important for fighting the effects of aging on a cellular level.

What is DMG?

DMG or dimethylglycine is an amino acid that is created in the liver. DMG is a critical component of every cell in the human body, yet it declines dramatically with aging. Reduced DMG production is related to many of the metabolic effects of aging.

How Does DMG Fight Aging?

Despite the fact that DMG has been studied for over 40 years, the exact mechanisms of DMG are still not completely understood. What we do know is that DMG improves two essential cellular processes related to aging: oxygenation and methylation.

Oxygenation: All healthy cells need oxygen to function. This oxygen is carried to them by the blood. Poor oxygenation can result from a buildup of carcinogens with and around cells as well as from clumping of red blood cells. Poor oxygenation will damage the mitochondria in the cells, and mitochondrial DNA damage is a major factor in aging. It keeps cells from reproducing properly and can eventually lead to cellular senescence or cellular death.

Methylation: Methylation is a biochemical process that happens a billion times per second in the body. It involves molecules passing methyl groups around to make important substances like glutathione, melatonin, serotonin, nitric oxide, etc. Methylation helps support:

  • Neurotransmitter production
  • Healthy immune cells
  • DNA production
  • Estrogen, histamine, and fat metabolism
  • Detoxification
  • Cellular energy
  • Gene expression

This last point is particularly important—methylation helps keep good genes turned on and bad genes turned off. Obviously this plays a huge role in promoting healthy aging. For example, if you have a gene associated with increased risk for Alzheimer’s, having a methyl group bind to this gene will change the way the gene expresses itself, effectively turning it off and protecting you from disease.

Where Can I Get a Quality DMG Supplement?

Taking a DMG supplement is one simple way of supporting your body’s oxygenation and methylation processes. Fortunately for you, Renew Youth makes it easy to find a quality DMG supplement. Like all of our supplements, our Age Defense DMG supplement has been third party tested for potency and purity. To learn more or place your order, visit our online store or call us at 800-859-7511 now.

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