Dimethylglycine (DMG) is a natural nutrient, and is described as a healthy food factor, or anti-stress nutrient. DMG enhances the metabolism, reduces the accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles and improves the endurance of the performance horse. Increase glycogen, creatine phosphate, phospholipid and total fat content in the heart and skeletal muscle. DMG increases the body’s tolerance to hypoxia, increases tissue oxygen uptake, improves blood circulation, and reduces lactic acid production during exercise. Physical strength and endurance are increased by the increase in oxygen utilization and decreased accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles, thereby increasing endurance through the influence of glycogen.
As a biological pathway, DMG is a key factor in the amount of energy produced per oxygen molecule consumed. DMG also acts as an antioxidant, protects cells from free radical damage (energy-generated waste) and helps to enhance the immune response (so as an anti-stress nutrient). DMG transports oxygen to produce ATP in muscle tissue. Supplementing DMG has a number of benefits of competitive animals: improve energy supply, increase oxygen utilization, and reduce the accumulation of lactic acid in muscle tissue. Research in horses has shown that injury improves physical strength and endurance capacity, as well as improves recovery after strenuous physical exercise. DMG will also be displayed in the card.