Betaine - Glossary


Also known as trimethylglycine.  A naturally-occurring nutrient/metabolite with therapeutic applications.  Supplemental betaine can help reduce homocysteine (a risk factor for cardiovascular disease) and treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.  Betaine HCl is also a source of hydrochloric acid, and can be used to compensate for decreased production by the stomach (hypochlorhydria).

See the University of Maryland Medical Center for more information.

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