Trimethylglycine (TMG) assists homocysteine to be metabolized into methionine, resulting in the production of DMG (dimethylglycine).* Further metabolism of TMG produces the enzyme methyltetrahydrofolate reductase (the active form of folic acid).*
Betaine (trimethylglycine) functions very closely with choline , folic acid , vitamin B12 , and a form of the amino acid methionine known as S-adenosylmethionine ( SAMe ).1 , 2 All of these compounds function as “methyl donors.”
They carry and donate methyl molecules to facilitate necessary chemical processes. The donation of methyl groups by betaine is very important to proper liver function, cellular replication, and detoxification reactions.
Betaine also plays a role in the manufacture of carnitine and serves to protect the kidneys from damage.3 Betaine is closely related to choline. The difference is that choline (tetramethylglycine) has four methyl groups attached to it. When choline donates one of these groups to another molecule, it becomes betaine (trimethylglycine). If betaine donates one of its methyl groups, then it becomes dimethylglycine.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule one to three times daily before meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Other ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, L-leucine, silicon dioxide.
This nutrient is of the highest quality and purity obtainable, and does not contain preservatives, diluents, or artificial additives.
Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.