BETAINE DOES THE
Betaine Anhydrous from LiveLong Nutrition, also known as TriMethylGlycine, or TMG, is a powerful tool in the athlete’s arsenal. Betaine may support feelings of wellbeing due to its effect on methylation, may support body composition changes due to its effect on energy pathways, and may also decrease homocysteine levels, a marker of oxidative stress.* In other words, this one powerful ingredient has been clinically studied for its unique ability to promote mood, lean muscle mass, and longevity.* Very few single-ingredient products on the market can boast such a wide array of positive benefits, and even fewer can provide dosages of the clinically studied ingredient at maximal levels.
POSITIVE MOOD SUPPORT
Betaine Anhydrous supplies the body with TriMethylGlycine, a powerful nutrient that may support feelings of wellbeing due to its effect on several pathways, including SAM-e formation, methylation and increased neurotransmitter production.* TriMethylGlycine has been suggested in studies to increase the production of SAM-e which has been linked to supporting feelings of well being and joint health.* By supplementing with TMG, levels of SAM-e are supported, and along with that, the potential for positive mood and positive outlook.* Methylation is an essential process that occurs within the body in order to perform several critical functions, one of which is the conversion of folic acid into methylfolate, the active form of folic acid. By increasing levels of methylfolate, TMG may indirectly increase neurotransmitter levels, most importantly Serotonin, Norepinephrine and Dopamine.* All of these chemicals affect mood and influence outlook, and are dependent upon adequate methyl donors in order to be produced adequately. TMG supplementation may promote the production of these neurotransmitters.*
Very few health supplements have withstood the rigorous scrutiny of scientific evaluation. Even less have been studied in experienced strength training participants. Many of the benefits we see with nutritional supplements are seen in the untrained. But when given to seasoned athletic individuals, Betaine Anhydrous rises to the top and proves itself worthy of consideration by anyone looking to increase their lean muscle mass and reduce bodyfat. In a recent groundbreaking study*, experienced strength trainers were given Betaine anhydrous and evaluated for body composition changes, performance, and homocysteine levels. While performance values changed marginally, clinically significant changes to body composition were measured.* Notably, arm size changes and body composition changes were both noted, which would suggest that Betaine has the ability to help increase muscle size while also helping to reduce bodyfat.*
Homocysteine levels have long been used as a marker for heart and blood vessel health. TMG converts excess Homocysteine into Methionine, which may help support the health of the heart.* Betaine Anhydrous may help support healthy Homocysteine levels already in normal range, while also providing many other aforementioned benefits.*
Betaine Anhydrous from LiveLong Nutrition is one of the few single-ingredient supplements on the market today that offers such a wide variety of clinically tested benefits. If you are looking to boost your production of vital neurotransmitters and support SAM-e levels in order to promote a positive outlook, then Betaine will deliver. If you’re looking for added body composition benefits, preserving lean muscle mass while promoting the loss of excess bodyfat, Betaine has you covered.* Lastly, if you are concerned about your heart and blood vessel health, Betaine may help keep Homocysteine levels in healthy range to support your active lifestyle.*
REFERENCES: Effects of betaine on body composition, performance, and homocysteine thiolactone Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2013, 22 August 2013 Cholewa, Wyszczelska-Rokiel