As a methyl donor, betaine participates in the methionine cycle primarily in the human liver and kidneys and is a derivative of the amino acid glycine. Betaine increases the water retention of cells, replaces inorganic salts and protects intracellular enzymes against inactivation. It improves growth and the efficiency of food utilisation and reduces body fat.
Betaine can also be made in the body, where it is involved in supporting proper liver function, cellular reproduction and helping to manufacture carnitine. It also plays a role in preventing fatigue and blood clots. Homocysteine
is a toxic substance in the body that can lead to osteoporosis and heart problems. Consuming foods rich in betaine, along with foods high in vitamin B6,
vitamin B9 and vitamin B12, can reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood.
Betaine is also known to eliminate the Helicobacter pylori bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers.
Betaine can stop the spread of cancer tumours, prevent diseases of liver, kidney and pancreas and treat ulcers in the stomach, strengthen the lungs and the immune system, improve the vision (also good for eye redness treatment), reduce pain after intense physical training and menstrual pain, positively affect the colon and eliminate hard stools, regulate blood pressure, improve bad breath which occurs due to indigestion of food, help treat acne and create healthy skin.
Pain and inflammation
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