Many people do not make enough TMG today, and the reason appears to be the presence of certain toxic metals. In addition, stress, infections, inflammation muscle stress and other disease conditions may use up what the body makes, so more is needed.
TMG is an amazing addition to the Mana Diet. I have been using Sea Asparagus as a supplier of TMG since 2008. Blended with my Pea Protein as part of my Mana diet, TMG is a vitamin-like substance.
TMG functions as a muscle strength improver, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, energy booster, methyl donor and more. For most of us a daily supply of 1000-3000mg daily is needed, especially when moving through a muscle building and/or healing reaction. Most people seem to need it and benefit greatly from it.
Sources of TMG are:
- Plenty of TMG is made in the healthy body.
- Some can also be obtained from broccoli, beets, and other vegetables. And. Sea Asparagus.
- One can take it as a Pea Protein with Sea Asparagus
- Powdered TMG is available in many health food stores.
Mercury toxicity is just one of the poisons that either interfere with TMG production in the body or increases the body’s need for this amazing chemical.
Copper toxicity may also interfere with TMG. Today most people’s bodies contain some toxic forms of copper one being amigo.
The Basic Structure of TMG
TMG consists of three methyl groups (CH3) joined to one molecule of the amino acid glycine.
TMG easily lets go of two or even three of its methyl groups.
DMG lets go of one methyl group and leaves a substance called dimethylglycine.
DMG – Dimethylglycine. When TMG gives up a methyl group, it leaves a compound called dimethylglycine. Dimethylglycine is considered a B-complex vitamin. It can also help one handle stress, improve oxygen utilization, enhance liver activity and help to optimize athletic performance.
DMG also has anti-inflammatory properties as well as providinganti-aging effects. Dimethylglycine is used to improve the immune response, and has also been shown to benefit chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, respiratory disorders, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
In addition, it appears to help reduce serum cholesterol, triglycerides, and to helps to normalize blood pressure and blood glucose. It is quite amazing what TMG can do for you.
Letting go of three methyl groups frees up a molecule of the amino acid glycine
Glycine. Glycine is the smallest of the amino acids, and this is important in subtle ways.
It is very important in the formation of collagen, among other functions. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and used for connective tissue such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage, arteries, veins, and most other similar structures. Glycine has been found helpful for sleep and alertness.
TMG easily donates three methyl groups to the body. Methyl groups (CH3) are required in millions of biochemical reactions in human and animal bodies. TMG is useful for the body as a methyl donor; it has other uses when broken down into DMG, glycine, SAMe or other compounds such as methionine.
Lowering homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid that, in excess, is irritating to the arteries and is strongly associated with inflammation and hardening of the arteries. In fact, the level of homocysteine correlates much better with heart disease than the level of cholesterol. Doctors are beginning to realize this important link. High homocysteine occurs when there is not enough TMG or the presence of mercury and copper toxicity, which are almost universal. However, the problem can be solved with a diet high in TMG.
High homocysteine, however, causes many other problems. It causes a deficiency of methionine, and this, in turn, can cause a deficiency of SAMe, causing depression in some people. Methionine is also needed for other biochemical reactions involving protein synthesis, another critical body function. In fact, reducing excessive homocysteine helps with conditions ranging from osteoporosis and birth defects to cancer and aging. It also helps with antioxidant protection, as well.
Methyl groups are absolutely essential for liver detoxification pathway. Within this critical biochemical sequence of events, fat-soluble or otherwise poorly soluble toxins that are difficult for the liver to remove are joined to a methyl group, and this helps prepare them for removal from the body.
This is amazing and vital chemical detoxification ability. Specifically, the methylation reactions enable toxins to become much more soluble in water. This allows the body to remove the toxins much better, and it often neutralizes some of their toxic properties, as well. These toxins include all of the toxic metals in many forms and compounds, as well as hundreds of toxic chemicals. This is one of the main benefits of TMG, I believe.