DMG is used in the development of glycine-based ionic liquids and emulsifiers. N,N-Dimethylglycine is a useful biomarker in diagnostics of COPD (protein degradation marker, used as a substrate to identify, differentiate and characterize amino acid methyltransferase(s).) and Fish odor syndrome.
Dimethylglycine is used for treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), increasing endurance and reduce fatigue in athletes, for allergies, respiratory disorders, pain and swelling (inflammation), cancer, alcoholism, and drug addiction. It is also used to improve speech and behavior in autism, nervous system function, liver function, the body’s use of oxygen, and athletic performance. Some people use it to reduce stress and the effects of aging, as well as boost the immune system’s defenses against infection. Dimethylglycine is also used to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides, and to help bring blood pressure and blood sugar into normal range.