What is Betaine?

An amino acid made by choline in the body.

What does Betaine do?

  • Prevents heart disease by aiding in prevention of plaque buildup in arteries
  • Encourages muscle gains and fat loss due to its role in protein synthesis
  • Aids detoxing the body, cellular function, and promotes liver function

What are the best sources for Betaine?


Deficiencies and what to look for

  • Deficiencies are rare in the US diet due to it being found in most wheat products
  • Low betaine levels can cause homocysteine levels to be high, causing hardening of blood vessels, developmental delays, and blood clots.
  • The main groups of people affected by betaine deficiencies are people aged over 50, alcoholics, and young children genetic abnormalities.

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