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  1. All aboard the Betaine train.


    Effects of betaine on body composition, performance, and homocysteine thiolactone

    Results

    Arm CSA increased significantly (p < .05) in BET but not PL. No differences existed between group and time for changes in thigh CSA. Back squat training volume increased significantly (p < .05) for both groups throughout training. Bench press training volume was significantly (p < .05) improved for BET compared to PL at microcycles one and three. Body composition (BF%, FM, LBM) improved significantly (p < .05) in BET but not PL. No differences were found in performance variables (BP, BS, VJ) between groups, except there was a trend (p = .07) for increased VJ power in BET versus PL. A significant interaction (p < .05) existed for HCTL, with increases from BL to week 2 in PL, but not BET. Additionally, HCTL remained elevated at week 4 in PL, but not BET.


    Conclusion


    Six-weeks of betaine supplementation improved body composition, arm size, bench press work capacity, attenuated the rise in urinary HCTL, and tended to improve power (p = .07) but not strength.
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  2. Woot woot @ZiR RED. Congrats on being published friend
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  3. I thought that most of us were already on the betaine train :P
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  4. Was this using Betaine HCL or TMG?

  5. Quote Originally Posted by mmats View Post
    Was this using Betaine HCL or TMG?
    TMG.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Woot woot @ZiR RED. Congrats on being published friend
    This!

  7. Zir red > all!
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Woot woot @ZiR RED. Congrats on being published friend
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    This!
    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Zir red > all!
    This.

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Thanks.

    Been on the Betaine Train for awhile after some discussions with Zir Red and subsequent success using it.
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  10. Hopefully now some/more companies will start producing it in bulk

  11. Very interesting. So is 2.5g a day the standard dose everyone is using? Is split dosing a must, or is single dose acceptable?

  12. What's the pharmocokinetics on this stuff? I mean is there is a benefit to split dosing or can you take your daily dose all at once?

  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-EjpFNC8IQ

    A video Jason did about the study,
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  14. I've been using it at 2.5-5g daily for a little bit now - really enjoy it.
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  15. Haha, thanks guys. We're going to be doing more betaine studies in the future as well. I have a few cool ideas to see try and see exactly what it can do, and how the hell it works.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Quadzilla99 View Post
    What's the pharmocokinetics on this stuff? I mean is there is a benefit to split dosing or can you take your daily dose all at once?
    It is taken absorbed and taken up by the muscles pretty readily. It also requires that time to build up in the muscles before it can exert its effects (similar to a creatine). I can't say with certainty, but I don't think you would see any difference doing one big dose vs. a split dose. Except for one side effect, and that is GI distress. I can say from experience that taking 2-3g on an empty stomach all at once leaves me running to the bathroom...

  17. This is what we tested, and what most of the studies done have used:
    http://www.betapowerbetaine.com/

    I am not sure if it is available for resale or only wholesale.

  18. I searched this stuff and Now foods sells it for a decent price.
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  19. I see Now Foods sells this stuff, but it's marketed to help with digestion...If I'm looking at the right stuff?.

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  20. This may be the more healthy way to go?






    Beets contain a 100% natural form of betaine



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    Prized by generations of farmers, cooks, healers and doctors for their powerful health benefits and beautiful phytonutrient-rich color, our European heirloom organic beets are grown in the nutrient-rich croplands of Germany's Black Forest.

    You are in for a very happy surprise with our Pure Synergy® Organics Beet Juice Powder—sweet, smooth, utterly delicious and alive with vibrant color. Plus it packs an easily assimilated nutritional wallop!

    Beet Juice PowderBeet Juice Powder
    Rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients for glowing health and wellness
    Supports healthy liver function
    Supports a healthy heart and circulatory system
    Recent study shows may boost stamina and exercise endurance
    Traditionally used as a blood-building and cleansing tonic
    Supports healthy Phase 2 detoxification and glutathione activity
    Pure Synergy Organics
    Beet Juice Powder
    “Pure Juice” = highly concentrated source of phytonutrients with optimal absorption. 15 pounds of our special beets is used to make 1 pound of our Pure Synergy Organics Beet Juice Powder
    In contrast to other beet juice powders in the market, absolutely no fillers, sweeteners, carriers or other unwanted additives
    Our beets are a very special old world heirloom variety grown for their uniquely delicious taste and exceptional phytonutrient profile
    Peak harvest and cold-pressed juicing for optimal nutrition and bioactivity
    Patented low temperature vacuum-dried through an exclusive Synergy process to retain their wholesome goodness and freshness
    Beet Juice PowderBeet Juice Powder
    The red-violet pigments in beets are not only beautiful, they are actually a unique and highly valuable form of antioxidant called betacyanins, widely studied for their ability to promote optimal health by supporting healthy detoxification and managing inflammation responses. Beets also contain a 100% natural form of betaine, a key body nutrient, along with potassium, vitamin C, iron and other vitamins and minerals. A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology showed that beet juice consumption increased stamina and exercise tolerance. So next time you go to jump on that treadmill, or go for a hike, bike ride or walk, consider a beet juice pick-me-up to get you through your workout or activity. Already a seasoned athlete? Beet juice may just kick up your training and performance a notch!

    Beet Juice Powder
    Suggested serving size: One and a half teaspoons. More or less may be used depending on your taste buds and personal preferences.

    Here are just a few ideas but the possibilities are limitless with a creative mind. We’d love to hear about your favorite experiments as we build our recipe library.

    Beet Juice Powder

    Beet Juice Powder

    Overflowing with potent phytonutrients, health-restoring red beet juice with its rich magenta color and sweet, delicious flavor is reclaiming its rightful place as a wellness powerhouse.

    Prized by generations of farmers, cooks, healers and doctors for their powerful health benefits and beautiful phytonutrient-rich color, our European heirloom organic beets are grown in the nutrient-rich croplands of Germany's Black Forest.

    You are in for a very happy surprise with our Pure Synergy® Organics Beet Juice Powder—sweet, smooth, utterly delicious and alive with vibrant color. Plus it packs an easily assimilated nutritional wallop!

    Beet Juice PowderBeet Juice Powder
    Rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients for glowing health and wellness
    Supports healthy liver function
    Supports a healthy heart and circulatory system
    Recent study shows may boost stamina and exercise endurance
    Traditionally used as a blood-building and cleansing tonic
    Supports healthy Phase 2 detoxification and glutathione activity
    Pure Synergy Organics
    Beet Juice Powder
    “Pure Juice” = highly concentrated source of phytonutrients with optimal absorption. 15 pounds of our special beets is used to make 1 pound of our Pure Synergy Organics Beet Juice Powder
    In contrast to other beet juice powders in the market, absolutely no fillers, sweeteners, carriers or other unwanted additives
    Our beets are a very special old world heirloom variety grown for their uniquely delicious taste and exceptional phytonutrient profile
    Peak harvest and cold-pressed juicing for optimal nutrition and bioactivity
    Patented low temperature vacuum-dried through an exclusive Synergy process to retain their wholesome goodness and freshness
    Beet Juice PowderBeet Juice Powder
    The red-violet pigments in beets are not only beautiful, they are actually a unique and highly valuable form of antioxidant called betacyanins, widely studied for their ability to promote optimal health by supporting healthy detoxification and managing inflammation responses. Beets also contain a 100% natural form of betaine, a key body nutrient, along with potassium, vitamin C, iron and other vitamins and minerals. A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology showed that beet juice consumption increased stamina and exercise tolerance. So next time you go to jump on that treadmill, or go for a hike, bike ride or walk, consider a beet juice pick-me-up to get you through your workout or activity. Already a seasoned athlete? Beet juice may just kick up your training and performance a notch!

    Beet Juice Powder
    Suggested serving size: One and a half teaspoons. More or less may be used depending on your taste buds and personal preferences.

    Here are just a few ideas but the possibilities are limitless with a creative mind. We’d love to hear about your favorite experiments as we build our recipe library.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Touey View Post
    This may be the more healthy way to go?






    Beets contain a 100% natural form of betaine



    Name:  beet-top2.jpg
Views: 767
Size:  120.8 KBOverflowing with potent phytonutrients, health-restoring red beet juice with its rich magenta color and sweet, delicious flavor is reclaiming its rightful place as a wellness powerhouse.

    Prized by generations of farmers, cooks, healers and doctors for their powerful health benefits and beautiful phytonutrient-rich color, our European heirloom organic beets are grown in the nutrient-rich croplands of Germany's Black Forest.

    You are in for a very happy surprise with our Pure Synergy® Organics Beet Juice Powder—sweet, smooth, utterly delicious and alive with vibrant color. Plus it packs an easily assimilated nutritional wallop!

    Beet Juice PowderBeet Juice Powder
    Rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients for glowing health and wellness
    Supports healthy liver function
    Supports a healthy heart and circulatory system
    Recent study shows may boost stamina and exercise endurance
    Traditionally used as a blood-building and cleansing tonic
    Supports healthy Phase 2 detoxification and glutathione activity
    Pure Synergy Organics
    Beet Juice Powder
    “Pure Juice” = highly concentrated source of phytonutrients with optimal absorption. 15 pounds of our special beets is used to make 1 pound of our Pure Synergy Organics Beet Juice Powder
    In contrast to other beet juice powders in the market, absolutely no fillers, sweeteners, carriers or other unwanted additives
    Our beets are a very special old world heirloom variety grown for their uniquely delicious taste and exceptional phytonutrient profile
    Peak harvest and cold-pressed juicing for optimal nutrition and bioactivity
    Patented low temperature vacuum-dried through an exclusive Synergy process to retain their wholesome goodness and freshness
    Beet Juice PowderBeet Juice Powder
    The red-violet pigments in beets are not only beautiful, they are actually a unique and highly valuable form of antioxidant called betacyanins, widely studied for their ability to promote optimal health by supporting healthy detoxification and managing inflammation responses. Beets also contain a 100% natural form of betaine, a key body nutrient, along with potassium, vitamin C, iron and other vitamins and minerals. A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology showed that beet juice consumption increased stamina and exercise tolerance. So next time you go to jump on that treadmill, or go for a hike, bike ride or walk, consider a beet juice pick-me-up to get you through your workout or activity. Already a seasoned athlete? Beet juice may just kick up your training and performance a notch!

    Beet Juice Powder
    Suggested serving size: One and a half teaspoons. More or less may be used depending on your taste buds and personal preferences.

    Here are just a few ideas but the possibilities are limitless with a creative mind. We’d love to hear about your favorite experiments as we build our recipe library.

    Beet Juice Powder

    Beet Juice Powder

    Overflowing with potent phytonutrients, health-restoring red beet juice with its rich magenta color and sweet, delicious flavor is reclaiming its rightful place as a wellness powerhouse.

    Prized by generations of farmers, cooks, healers and doctors for their powerful health benefits and beautiful phytonutrient-rich color, our European heirloom organic beets are grown in the nutrient-rich croplands of Germany's Black Forest.

    You are in for a very happy surprise with our Pure Synergy® Organics Beet Juice Powder—sweet, smooth, utterly delicious and alive with vibrant color. Plus it packs an easily assimilated nutritional wallop!

    Beet Juice PowderBeet Juice Powder
    Rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients for glowing health and wellness
    Supports healthy liver function
    Supports a healthy heart and circulatory system
    Recent study shows may boost stamina and exercise endurance
    Traditionally used as a blood-building and cleansing tonic
    Supports healthy Phase 2 detoxification and glutathione activity
    Pure Synergy Organics
    Beet Juice Powder
    “Pure Juice” = highly concentrated source of phytonutrients with optimal absorption. 15 pounds of our special beets is used to make 1 pound of our Pure Synergy Organics Beet Juice Powder
    In contrast to other beet juice powders in the market, absolutely no fillers, sweeteners, carriers or other unwanted additives
    Our beets are a very special old world heirloom variety grown for their uniquely delicious taste and exceptional phytonutrient profile
    Peak harvest and cold-pressed juicing for optimal nutrition and bioactivity
    Patented low temperature vacuum-dried through an exclusive Synergy process to retain their wholesome goodness and freshness
    Beet Juice PowderBeet Juice Powder
    The red-violet pigments in beets are not only beautiful, they are actually a unique and highly valuable form of antioxidant called betacyanins, widely studied for their ability to promote optimal health by supporting healthy detoxification and managing inflammation responses. Beets also contain a 100% natural form of betaine, a key body nutrient, along with potassium, vitamin C, iron and other vitamins and minerals. A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology showed that beet juice consumption increased stamina and exercise tolerance. So next time you go to jump on that treadmill, or go for a hike, bike ride or walk, consider a beet juice pick-me-up to get you through your workout or activity. Already a seasoned athlete? Beet juice may just kick up your training and performance a notch!

    Beet Juice Powder
    Suggested serving size: One and a half teaspoons. More or less may be used depending on your taste buds and personal preferences.

    Here are just a few ideas but the possibilities are limitless with a creative mind. We’d love to hear about your favorite experiments as we build our recipe library.
    You have to find out how much betaine is in it

  22. Yo T-bone don't mix the two forms of Betaine up. TMG aka Betaine Anhydrous is what you want to look for, NOT Betaine HCL. Just a heads up for anyone looking too. Don't mix the two up...
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  23. Yeah, the Hcl is used for people with low stomach acid as its bound to hcl. Wouldn't be safe to take multiple grams a day iirc

  24. Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    Yo T-bone don't mix the two forms of Betaine up. TMG aka Betaine Anhydrous is what you want to look for, NOT Betaine HCL. Just a heads up for anyone looking too. Don't mix the two up...

    Ok thanks for clarifying. Glad that I asked.
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  25. swanson sells the betapower brand TMG

    90 capsules 500 mg per capsule. at.... i forgot the price but fairly cheap
    but at 2 - 3 grams a day a bottle would only last 12 days

  26. I started taking TMG a few days ago in 1g doses (2g daily). Getting serious GERD, even after meals that Im not dosing TMG with. Hopefully my body adjusts soon because my stomach is lacking its usual acidity.


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  27. Smartpowders has 200 grams of betaine for around $7. They kill you with shipping though.

  28. Livelong makes this in bulk.

  29. I know Jarrow has 500mg tablets. 120 tab bottle. I think they sell a powder too, which wouldn't be bad. The tablets taste fairly sweet. Not really sure how Jarrow compares price wise to others. I only bought it to supplement the TMG I get from GreenMag.

    I see it for $11 plus free shipping right now. 24 servings if you need the full 2.5g.

  30. Just an extra post to make sure people buying betaine (trimethylglycine/TMG) are NOT buying betaine HCL.

    Very different purposes lol.
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  31. Anybody posted choo choo yet? If not:

    Choo choo.

  32. Betaine is really interesting stuff, and I've always thought so (I remember AEN years ago promoting it).
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  33. Health Supplement Wholesale Warehouse has kilo's for $24 I've used their noots and they seem legit. Fast shipping. I'd go with Nutra if they stocked it again.

  34. Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    Health Supplement Wholesale Warehouse has kilo's for $24 I've used their noots and they seem legit. Fast shipping. I'd go with Nutra if they stocked it again.
    Can't find this
    phaggy opinions+certainty=douchebag status

  35. You wouldn't get enough TMG from beets, although they are good for overall health.
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  36. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    You wouldn't get enough TMG from beets, although they are good for overall health.
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  37. Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    good lord they got a lotta flavors
    phaggy opinions+certainty=douchebag status

  38. Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    I read that s Beef flavoured LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    Haha, thanks guys. We're going to be doing more betaine studies in the future as well. I have a few cool ideas to see try and see exactly what it can do, and how the hell it works.
    Jason,

    Really awesome stuff man, congratulations! That's phenomenal friend! If you need any volunteers in future research LET ME KNOW!!!!
  

  
 

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