Intensive Nutrition, Inc. DMAE 3% Anti-Aging Gel - 1 oz. (30ml)
Intensive Nutrition, Inc. DMAE 3% Anti-Aging Gel is an Amine Topical Crystal Gel for skin health and youthful appearance! Paraben-free. Can be applied directly to face and can also use on hands and other areas that show signs of aging.
What is DMAE?
DMAE is described as a "vitamer" and is believed to help improve memory and brain function by increasing levels of the brain neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is broken down into choline, a b vitamin that has many benefits.
Their DMAE topical contains DMAE in its AMINE form. This is the ONLY form of DMAE that is absorbed by the skin. If you are using DMAE bitartrate or are making your own DMAE solution, you are not using the right DMAE product. In addition, Intensive Nutrition's professional quality DMAE topical formulas contain the highest percentage of DMAE. Many other formulas that contain DMAE amine only do so in small amounts and as a consequence do not list the percentage in the product description.
How does DMAE Amine positively affect the skin's appearance?
Acetylcholine is involved to a certain degree with muscle contractions. Application of DMAE for skin may help prevent sagging skin and increase firmness. Their results indicate and after a nightly application of DMAE, skin does appear firmer and tighter. Puffiness is reduced.
Interactions/Precautions DMAE Amine has a naturally strong smell which dissipates 30 seconds after application. There are no known medication interactions with DMAE. If gel enters eyes, rinse eyes immediately with water. They suggest using a moisturizer in conjunction with DMAE 3% solution or gel formulas. Individuals with sensitive skin may find their 1% gel or liquid solution a better selection. Please consult your physician prior to adding DMAE to your daily regimen.
Are solutions of DMAE less than 3% effective?
Because Intensive Nutrition uses only pure DMAE amine without any additives, our DMAE 1% and .5 solutions are very effective and we have extensive physician and client feedback that supports this statement. In fact, we suggest that individuals use the lower percentage solutions if they have sensitive skin.
What is the difference between C Ester and Ester-C?
Ester-C is a trademarked name, which refers to a Vitamin C product. Our product, called Mag'C, is also a Vitamin C product, however, unlike Ester-C, it actually is formulated using an "ester" component, Ascorbyl Palmitate. We call it the "True Vitamin C Ester" so as to not confuse it with Ester-C, and Vitamin C Ester is the proper chemical way to phrase an ester molecule.
What is an ester? An ester is a type of bond that makes a molecule both water and fat soluble. When Vitamin C is in an ester form, it can penetrate both the lipid and aqueous layers of the cell. Penetration of the membrane is believed to prevent cellular oxidation and aging.
Is liquid DMAE better than DMAE in capsule form?
Liquid DMAE, applied topically, is more effective as it is TOPICAL and it has DMSO to improve penetration. Our DMAE is the only skin care product that contains DMSO for added bioavailability.
Capsule DMAE, however, DMAE in capsule form also has other anti-aging benefits that you might want to consider.
Are non-topical solutions still beneficial?
YES, very much so. What your body "expresses" on the outside, the look of your skin, the luster of your hair, the quality of your complexion, clarity of eyes, etc., etc., is very much determined by one's diet and what one ingests internally.
What other supplements are helpful for skin?
Vitamin C, Essential Fatty Acids (OmegaOils 3, 6, 9 formula), R Lipoic and Alpha lipoic acid. Many have found SmartCap to be quite helpful for skin blemishes.
About Intensive Nutrition
For more than 40 years and spanning two family generations, Intensive Nutritionhas brought the CAM community nutritional excellence. Intensive Nutritionis proud to continue to provide exceptional products and thanks you, their valued customers, for their success. To those that are new to them , let them welcome you to the Intensive Nutritionfamily. Please feel free to contact them directly with any questions that you may have.
Intensive Nutrition Inc.was founded in 1968 as Scientific Consulting Service, by Dr. Bela Balogh (PhD, Biochemist). Initially, Dr. Balogh consulted oncologists and other health professionals on nutrition, and helped develop nutritional programs for patients. His consulting led to full-scale product development, and soon thereafter, the development of the Intensive Nutritionline and a company name change.
Intensive NutritionInc. continues the SCS tradition of customer education, and, as its name suggests, focuses on the manufacture of scientifically backed, vigorously researched dietary supplements that are unique in their composition and efficacy. It is particularly important to manufacture products that work with the body's biochemical processes and as a consequence of their commitment to this goal, Intensive Nutritionsupplements exhibit the highest bioavailability.
Quality, Efficacy, Education & Service
Intensive Nutrition focuses on high quality, bioavailability (efficacy), customer education and superior customer service.
- INI products are manufactured in-house at their San Leandro, California facility which allows us exceptional access to all levels of the manufacturing process at every point in the manufacturing process.
- INI products are manufactured according to the standards set forth by the U.S. Pharmacopeia
- The majority of their raw materials are certified KOSHER and they conduct raw material testing to ensure product quality and efficacy.
- Many of their products have undergone solubility testing to ensure bioavailability and efficacy.
- Their product literature available online and via mail is written for ease of understanding by both laypersons and health professionals. They make sure that all of their customers are well-informed about their products and their uses.
- Their Client Service representatives are also well-educated about their product line. They always have a "real" person available for someone to talk to, and, return all emails within 24 hours, most often sooner. Their Director, Olivia Melaugh, is available to customers as "Ask Olivia" where she will answer all product questions by email or phone. She is also available to consult on dietary regimens (a complimentary service).
The Intensive Nutrition Advantage
Not all nutritional supplements are the same. There are several key factors that go into creating superior dietary supplements: high quality raw materials, precision compounding, bioavailability and low microbial content (extended shelf life). They at Intensive Nutrition focus on these four elements in the manufacture of their product line and as a consequence, have successfully served both their professional and private customers faithfully for almost 40 years.
Raw Materials: Good ingredients are crucial
Intensive Nutrition uses only the highest quality raw materials from reputable raw material vendors. Throughout their 40 years in the industry, they have established many long-term relationships with raw material suppliers and have, as a consequence, access to and can request only the best from their sources. To ensure quality, they rely on the analysis certificate from their suppliers for identification and then verify the certificate with their own testing performed at their in-house laboratory facility. They conduct solubility testing, melting point and infrared testing on their raw materials as well as on some of their finished products.
Manufacturing, like cooking, is an art. The manner in which raw materials are combined, that is, how they are compounded, significantly impacts a products' efficacy and bioavailability. For example, it takes approximately two months for Intensive Nutrition to manufacture a single batch of their Professional Multivitamins, Multi-VM and Mega-VM. At the earliest stage, fat and water soluble materials are separated and then later combined at specific intervals. The mixture is dried, the tablets manufactured and then dried and water coated over several weeks. What results are pristine tablets without paint coating that, as a consequence of their manufacture, are able to target the small intestine when ingested (what they call "target release") and exert superior bioavailability. Their multivitamins, like their entire product line, are subject to precision compounding methods which ensures stability, efficacy and bioavailability of the product.
Bioavailability: Product efficacy
What is bioavailability? Bioavailability is a term used in pharmacology. It essentially defines the extent to which a compound reaches systemic (all over) circulation and is available to the body at the point of absorption. For dietary supplements, Intensive Nutrition uses the term bioavailability to define products that have been manufactured for maximum absorption by the body. Intravenous delivery offers 100% bioavailability, however, as dietary supplements can not be delivered in this manner (without being classified as drugs), Intensive Nutrition strives to come as close as possible to maximum bioavailability by defining method of delivery and/or product composition.
For example, Intensive Nutrition manufactures Vitamin B12 hydroxycobalamin & methylcobalamin as "under-the-tongue" or sublingual supplements. Under-the-tongue delivery, or buccal delivery, is very important for Vitamin B12 because it is easily destroyed by stomach acids. Buccal absorption, absorption through the cheek, allows for B12 to become absorbed directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the stomach. To enhance absorption further, Intensive Nutrition adds betacyclodextrin to its hydroxycobalamin formula in addition to folic acid. In its 3 mg methylcobalamin formula, INI has added 1 mg of folic acid to create a complete and comprehensive B12 supplement.
Another product, Intensive Nutrition's Folixor folic acid, exemplifies how unique composition leads to superior bioavailability. Folixor, a high potency folate, is under-the-tongue and also contains other nutrient adjuvants (B12, B6 and Vitamin C). However, what makes Folixor a truly exception folic acid supplement is the addition of L-Leucine, and amino acid that surprisingly boosts absorption!
Shelf-Life: Low microbial content
Due to their immense nutrient content, vitamins (specifically multivitamins) are always susceptible to bacterial contamination. Intensive Nutrition ensures long-term shelf life for its products by utilizing precise compounding methods (as described above) and by adhering to the strictest standards of cleanliness in its manufacturing facility. In their facility they maintain a library of product batches from which they repeatedly test to ensure that existing and past batches meet efficacy and quality standards. All products and batches have expiration dates and they guarantee 2 years shelf life after date of manufacture (not including enzymes, specifically, SOD).
Choose Intensive Nutrition
With so many supplements on the market today, it’s difficult to know which to choose. Many companies offer unbeatable prices when it comes to vitamins and others make fantastic promises and claims. Labels make it clear to the consumer what product they are purchasing, but it is still unknown to them how effective or safe the product may be. The uncertainty factor in supplement shopping makes it clear that a customer should choose a brand that they can trust. They at Intensive Nutrition understand that quality, bioavailability and manufacturing procedures make the difference in a supplement. Their products are manufactured with the biochemical pathways of the body in mind, and you can always trust their products to be the best & cost-effective.