Commonly known as
anhydrous betaine, oxyneurine, this is NOT betaine HCI (hydrochloric
- ANHYDROUS BETAINE
- BULK ULTRAFINE
- European &
- water soluable
* dissolves instantly
- Protect Your Heart, Arteries &
- The newest and most effective natural methylation enhancing
compound is TMG. Commonly known as betaine**, glycine betaine,
or oxyneurine, TMG is found in most microorganisms and almost
all marine and fresh water invertebrates. The best known natural
sources of TMG are plants from the chenopodiaceae family, namely,
the sugar beet. TMG is often referred to as a quasi-vitamin because
although humans and other animals can synthesize it from choline,
it can't be synthesized in adequate quantities and generally
needs to be included in the diet. TMG is a natural methyl donor,
and is one of the phytochemicals recently extruded from plants.
- Metabolically, TMG is broken down into dimethylglycine (DMG)
during the synthesis of the amino acid methionine from homocysteine,the
main pathway for the degradation of TMG. A diet high in broccoli,
spinach or beets can provide as much as a fifth or even a quarter
teaspoon of TMG, just over 500 mg. In the process of extracting
pure TMG from sugar beets (a process which does not use any solvents
or alcohol called chromatographic separation--the best method),
separates betaine based on its physical and chemical properties.
There is a residue from extraction from other parts of beets.
This residual is less than 1% of the resulting TMG, leaving a
99% pure product in its best and most effective form. In its
natural form, TMG is a white crystal with a distinctive mildly
sweet taste and aftertaste. TMG may be dissolved into juice,
water or tea.
- Several companies have mistakenly labeled betaine HCL as
TMG. If found in capsules, open the capsule and taste the ingredients.
If it is strongly acidic it is most likely betaine HCL or hydrochloric
acid. Similarly, chewing a tablet should not burn your tongue
but have a mild sweet taste.
- A LITTLE KNOWN SECRET NO LONGER
. . .
- TMG is not unknown to the medical establishment. Used since
1981 in the treatment of homocystinuria, it has recently been
approved by the FDA to make the medical claim that it aids in
the treatment of homocystinuria. Sold since the early 1980's
or prior, TMG is actually a well understood supplement that has
no reports of negative side-effects when used in the usual dosages.
- In animals, TMG decreases VLDLs, increases muscle mass, decreases
fat content. TMG is also known to increase bone density. These
effects are poorly understood but well documented. TMG also helps
regulate the methylation process, increasing SAM and reducing
risk and potential damage from high homocysteine levels in bodily
fluids and tissues.
- Elevated Homocysteine Levels increase risk factors for:
- · Cardiovascular disease
- · Heart Attack, Stroke
- · Neural Tube Defects
- · Cancer
- · Liver Disease
- · Depression
- · Peripheral Neuropathy
Betaine /TMG (not to be confused with Betaine HCL) works
along with Vitamin B6, folic acid and Vitamin B12 to augment
the formation of SAMe, an amino acid in the brain. Amino acids
It helps with the Methylation process which is necessary
TMG (Betaine Anhydrous) is a primary methyl donor with the
following applications in human nutrition:
Anti-depression: By raising level of beneficial SAM (S-Adenosyl-Methionine).
Dose range: 500-1,500 mg daily
Body building: In the animal husbandry field, TMG is used
to decrease fat and increase meat yield. While human studies
have just started, a 200 pound individual with 20% body fat can
expect to lose as much as 5 pounds of fat and gain as much as
12 pounds of muscle. Dose range: 500-2,000 mg daily
Cardiac protection: Conversion of homocysteine to Methionine.
Dose range: 500-1,000 mg daily
General Health Preventative: As part of a formula for maintaining
good health or disease prevention. Dose range: 500-1,000 mg daily
Glutathione Elevation: In several different studies, TMG
has been shown to increase hepatic Glutathione, the body's most
important antioxidant. Dose range: 500-1,500 mg daily
Homocysteine Lowering: Specific for that purpose. The supplement
of choice for lowering homocystenuria, Dose range: 500-1,000
mg daily. As used by clinicians and hospitals with patient monitoring
-up to 3 grams daily
Liver Disorders: As a part of liver-healing and protection
formulas. Increases SAM levels in the liver, enables the liver
to metabolize fat and protect against many challenges such as
alcohol induced cirrhosis. TMG will also decrease bilirubin,
alkaline phosphotase, and several other liver enzymes related
to a large variety of liver disorders. Significant liver benefits
have been shown in 20 studies. Dose range: 500-1,500 mg. daily.
Longevity Formulations: As a part of a life extension formula.
TMG has shown ability to protect interrogate of cellular DNA
through methyl donation. Dose range: 500-1,000 mg daily.
Methyl Donor Formulations: Along with B12, Folic acid, and
Choline. Dose range: 500-1,500 mg. daily.
Performance: Due to it's bi-polar nature, helps osmotic pressure
in cells. For example it is used in salmon farming to protect
fish against the problems of changing salt content. In humans,
TMG maintains normal cellular electrolyte concentrations despite
water and electrolyte losses during exercise. TMG also helps
metabolize fats, which allows the body to burn fat rather than
protein or muscle during exercise. The result is less cramping,
increased endurance, and better utilization of fat stores, Dose
range: 1,000-2,000 mg daily.
- Taken with permission from "Your Life Depends on
it ! Understanding Homocysteine Methylation and Your Health",
Paul Frankel, Ph.D., published with Speciality Laboratories,
Santa Monica, CA.
OF TMG (Trimethylglycine)
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- The natural form of TMG is called Betaine
Anhydrous and is present naturallly in Molasses from Sugar Beets,
Spinach and other greens; Wheat Berries, etc. Red beets are not
considered a primary source and are much smaller, as the image
shows. There is a form of Betaine which gets confused which is
Betaine HCL (hydrochloride) which is not the same. Betaine Hydrochloride
is Hydrochloric Acid, and is used in skincare, digestive issues,
etc. Anhydrous means "without all water", which is
what true TMG is. It is extremely hydroscopic and absorbs water
from the air even during shipping if exposed. Shipping can sometimes
cost more than the material when shipped without proper care.
- PURITY ISSUES & CAVEAT EMPTOR
(BUYER BEWARE ! ) MARKETING PLOYS
- There are a few purveyors online which
say they sell "Organic" TMG. This is a falsehood. There
is no such thing because there are not enough organic beets worldwide
to produce it. It is ignorance or an out and out marketing ploy.
Besides the Chinese, there are only 2 main producers, one in
Europe and one in the US. No manufacturer has gone to the trouble
to apply for Organic certification because they'd be rejected
on the face due to growing practices. The majority of sugar beets
(99+%) used for making molasses (where TMG comes from) are GMO,
even if they are called "organic" which means nothing
anymore in today's hyped up commodities world. However, most
true certified "Organic" Beets sold as food will never
make it into the sugar industry because there just isn't enough
of them. The next falsehood going around online is the term "Pharmaceitical
Grade" TMG. Again, FALSE. Yes, there is a type of TMG used
in skincare, and medicine (Cystadane®) but it is NOT USP
or NF Certified (this is what makes it "Pharmaceutical Grade").
Just because an ingredient is used in medical products doesn't
necessarily mean it is "Pharmaceutical Grade". Ours
is the highest possible grade available at 99.9% Pure.
- EUROPEAN & US MANUFACTURING
ORIGIN = 99.9% Pure. NO CHINESE ORIGIN MATERIAL EVER !
- Our TMG is either manufactured in Finland
or from a US who certifies theirs at 99.9% pure.. We will not
buy Chinese raw material knowlingly. It is poor quality and has
a bitter taste and off color and is not up to our standards.
- PRICING / MARKET / COMMODDITY FLUCTUATIONS
- European & US made raw materials
are always more expensive than cheap and frequently toxic Chinese
raw materials. With the purchase of the European Finnish manufacturer
recently, pricing has changed and fluctuates with the Euro. We
never know from one batch to the next what the prices are going
to be. Any pricing on our website may not be aup to date. Please
Call to verify prices.
- FDA CLAIMS APPROVAL
- Anhydrous Betaine has had FDA Label
claim clearance for many years. Not that FDA can be trusted these
days but for those whom this is important, it IS FDA Approved
for Human & Animal Nutrition as well as "drug"
manufacturer since Betaine A. is sold under the Pharmaceutical
Name "Cystadane" and is an RX sold for many conditions
including heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, etc.
- GMO STATUS
- It is estimated by the Organic Watchdog group "GMO Project"
that 100% of Sugar Beets are GMO. TMG is made from Molasses from
Sugar Beet because it is not present in other plants in sufficient
quantity to mass manufacture, that we know of (i.e.spinich, kale,
etc.). Therefore, as far as we can determine, there is no such
thing as "NON GMO" TMG. However, the testing done by
both the European manuifacturer and the US Manufacturer, shows
no BT toxin signature. This is the signature looked for to determine
if Glyphosphate / RoundUpReady® has been used. How this is
possible, we don't know but it is what we are told by the manufacturers.
Since we don't have our own test equipment, we can only take
their word. The benefit of TMG outweighs the risks in our opinion.
- IMPORTANT BUYING TIPS: TMG is very hydroscopic--it absorbs water from
the atmosphere and tends to split capsules from expansion which
is why many companies tablet it. This characteristic also makes
it very heavy and so shipping costs are rather high and many
aren't willing to pay them since they can actually cost more
than the raw material. Due to our warehouse volume and direct
buying from a Danisco distributor, we can keep our raw material
- When looking for TMG, if looking at
tablets, remember there are tableting agents used, so the amoung
of mg. or gram quoted may not be pure TMG but have fillers and
tableting agents. WE DON'T RECOMMEND TABLETS. BULK CRYSTALLINE
FORM IS THE IDEAL AND CAN BE STIRRED INTO FOODS OR WATER OR SPRINKLED
ONTO FOODS LIKE CEREAL, SMOOTHIES,ETC.
- USE RECOMMENDATIONS: Research shows that 3-5 grams
per day is beneficial.. A Teaspoon is 4.5 grams or so, depending
on the spoon, so a 1/2 teaspoon 2x per day is sufficient to assist
in methylation and reduction of homocysteine, in addition to
a high quality diet with lots of fresh greens and seeds.
- NOTE: It is normal for it to have a slightly bitter secondary
taste. We only sell ultrafine granulated grade, not the larger
animal greed feed quality.
- PRICING: 10 OZ.JAR $27.00 / 1.5 LB. JAR $ 64.50. / KILO (2.2LB.)
Bag $100.00 / + S & H
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