What amount of DMN should you start with?

What amount of DMN should you start with?

You are never wrong to start low and go slow. Taking DMN is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. The benefits are not experienced after a single day of use, they are experienced over weeks and months of consistent use.

If you have no history of gut issues, you may feel inclined to jump right in with the full 5.6 gram dose. That’s totally fine! If you develop any bloating or gut symptoms, you’ll want to reduce your dose to allow your gut microbes to adapt.

On the flipside, some of you may have a history of gut issues that justifies a lower starting dose of DMN. Here are a few examples of people who might consider starting with a smaller amount of DMN:

  • History of gut sensitivity or food intolerances
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic digestive symptoms such as chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea or acid reflux
  • Histamine intolerance

There’s no required rule of what constitutes “low and slow.” Ultimately, what matters is what works for you. If you’re having uncomfortable gut symptoms, reduce the dose to an amount that you can tolerate.

That said, here’s an example of a progression that you could consider. Please feel free to make it your own, progressing faster if you’re feeling good or slowing down and reducing the dose if you’re not.


Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

½ teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 ½ teaspoons

2 teaspoons

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