Iīve been on DMAE for about 4-5months and can proclaim that it is not a nootropic, I got them on sale and thatīs why I bought them. Im on 100mg tabs, sometimes up to 4pills a day.
Hyperactivity, itīs like Im on meth. I just cant stop moving around, SERIOUSLY people think Im on drugs!
Ambitionloss, I donīt even study when Im on these, even if I try! (Severe impact on my grades).
Loss of planning, I just do different chores and jump from one thing to another without any strategy. (Home is cleaner though).
Loss of memory, YES LOSS OF MEMORY! I canīt remember what Iīve learned because my memory becomes all scattered.
Chewing, I had to chew chewing gum all of the time, itīs like my mouth had to be working.
Instant recall, I did remember some old stuff that Iīve learned in the past, it just popped up instantly without hesitation, like a flash through my brain. The desired effect happened at very few occasions and just about 2-3 times.
Introspection, I remember negative stuff from the past much easier, I can see the past in front of my like it was on a projector. Its like it happened yesterday. (Great for psychotherapy!) If psychotherapy works is your conclusion to make.
Weight- loss, my abs are starting to show. A hint of a slight degree.
Improved muscle tonus, A hint of a slight degree.
Less social phobia, a hint of an improvement.
Less erections, no time for boners here.
Deeper sleep, this is actually the one and only positive effect Iīve had that I see as an important notice to make. It actually shortened my desire to sleep by (30min)-(1h) -(1―h) at a daily basis.
Faster hair growth, hair on my head grew a lot faster. (Didnīt get any new hair though.)
Addiction to routines, If I did something the day before, a routine or something, then I felt that I needed to do that the next day also. It was like a craving, the lack of motivation stopped it though. But it was a deep sense that Iīve never had before. I just do things normally when Im not on drugs, with a lot of selfpush though.
Better reflexes, If itīs a desired effect I donīt know, maybe not for stressed people. You become a bit jumpy and you see your reflexes in your head, itīs like your reflex- thinking is constantly on. (Might help in martial arts).
Lucid dreaming, happened at 2 incidents. One night I was working in autocad and when I went to sleep I woke up by trying to catch the part I made because I thought it was floating above me. (Really sucky dream, I know).
Second incident was when I went to the kitchen, everything was hazy gray and when I looked up at the clouds I saw a beautiful grey sky (hyper- real in 3d HD here) then I looked between the clouds and thunder appeared. Then another struck and all of a sudden a lot of flashes were hitting eachother, they made a ball of lightning and it was coming at me now in 3D! I woke up and thought, holy shit, that wasnīt real? My adrenaline was pumping!
Conclusion. I wont take DMAE ever again, it is not a nootropic!
You feel scattered, your mind feels scattered and it feels like you cant focus. The only times it could be a benefit would be if you are going to a shrink and don't work/study at all and donīt need to think, you feel slightly retarded. It maybe something for those suffering from post- traumatic stress. The side- effects really outweigh ever desired effect and the desired effects are really not happening as youīd want to. They happen on numerous occasions and it is not anything that can be controlled. Im glad that Im finishing the last bottle. Itīs just a weird drug with no real benefits and it has strange effects. I hope that there is no permanent damage. Thank you!
Edited by Brainfogged, 18 May 2011 - 05:37 PM.