Extra-concentrated blend, our best value in blended DMG. Feed less, get more, and save money, too!
DMG is the popular abbreviation for the nutrient N,N-Dimethylglycine, which is found in low levels in many foods. DMG is also produced within the cells of the body from choline and betaine, and so is classified as an "intermediary metabolite." DMG plays a crucial role in the respiratory cycle of the cells, transporting oxygen and serving as a potent methyl donor. A larger nutrient complex containing DMG was the subject of numerous studies in the Soviet Union during the 1960s. This work led to its adoption as part of the dietary regimen for Soviet athletes. In the mid-1970s, the American biochemist Dr. Roger Kendall identified DMG as the key ingredient of the Soviet formula. Since then, research at several American universities has demonstrated DMG's usefulness in a variety of species, including the horse.
DMG Inside The Cell All of the energy available to the horse's body for work comes from a complex chemical reaction called the ATP cycle. This cycle occurs within the mitochondria, small bodies inside the cells often called the "powerhouse of the body". DMG is used to help transport the oxygen that breaks down glycogen ("blood sugar") to fuel the ATP cycle. This function of DMG has led researchers to study its impact on lactic acid production in horses.
Why Feed DMG? DMG is primarily found in the body as a product of cellular action. Supplementation makes additional DMG available to cells throughout the body. DMG is a water soluble nutrient and is very readily absorbed. DMG is constantly broken down as it is used in the mitochondria. Since this metabolism occurs quickly, it is recommended that DMG be fed twice daily.
3,000 mg Per Ounce DMG 3000 is a good example of our “feed less, get more” philosophy. It’s extra-concentrated to deliver our premium quality DMG in a smaller, easy-to-feed ¼ ounce scoop. DMG 3000’s more efficient formula also makes it more economical.
Recommended Feeding For maintenance, feed one scoop (¼ ounce) twice daily. For performance, feed 2 to 3 scoops twice daily starting 3 days before and ending 2 days following event. A ¼ ounce scoop is provided.