- 1500mg per serving
- Pure betaine anhydrous
- Available in 300 or 1000 gram size
- Scoop included
Muscle Feast Betaine Anhydrous is designed to:
- Help lower homocysteine levels
- Promote the oxidation of lipids
- Support gains in lean mass
- Improve muscle strength, power, & endurance
- Increase protein synthesis following exercise
What is Betaine Anhydrous?
Betaine, scientifically referred to as Trimethylglycine, is a metabolite of choline. Betaine’s two main functions in the body are as a methyl donor and osmolyte. As an osmolyte, betaine protects proteins, cells, and enzymes from heat, dehydration, and other physiological stresses. As a methyl donor, betaine is used to convert homocysteine to L-methionine, and is therefore, a precursor to creatine.
What are the benefits?
Doses of 2500-6000mg betaine daily may increase muscular strength, endurance, and total training volume. Betaine also plays a role in hepatic fat metabolism, promoting muscle protein synthesis, and has been suggested to increase nitric oxide levels. A study conducted by the University of Connecticut found that individuals supplementing with 1.25 grams of betaine twice/daily increased bench press power 20%.
Dosage guidelines vary by age and medical fitness. As a general dose, children and adults can supplement with up to 6 grams per day.
Any side effects?
Possible side effects can include diarrhea, stomach upset (gastrointestinal irritation) and nausea. This substance is not known to interact with medications, but users should consult with a physician prior to its use.