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N,N-Dimethylglycine
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IUPAC name
Other names 2-(dimethylamino)acetic acid
Identifiers
CAS number 1118-68-9 Yes check.svgY
PubChem 673
EC-number 214-267-8
MeSH Dimethylglycine
SMILES
Properties
Molecular formula C4H9NO2
Molar mass 103.12 g/mol
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Dimethylglycine (DMG) is a derivative of the amino acid glycine found in beans and liver. It can be formed from trimethylglycine upon the loss of one of its methyl groups. It is also a byproduct of the metabolism of choline.

When DMG was first discovered, it was referred to as vitamin B16, but unlike true B vitamins, deficiency of DMG in the diet does not lead to any ill effects. In legal terms, it has been deemed not to be a vitamin but a food product and, as such, is available without a practitioner or prescription.

Uses

The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center says that DMG will "enhance oxygen utilization during hypoxia, reduce lactic acid build-up in the blood during stressful events," and reduce the number of seizures experienced in epilepsy.[1] It is also sometimes given to individuals with autism, however there is no evidence for any beneficial effects.

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