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Natural betaine

A natural nutrient that promotes hydration and performance – especially strength,
power and muscle endurance.

Key benefits:

  • Meets the standards for clean labels and is naturally sourced
  • Has scientifically established performance benefits
  • Protects against cell stress
  • Stable and highly soluble


BetaPower® Natural Betaine helps your fitness-oriented consumers get a natural boost in their performance while aiding several important metabolic functions.

A purified form of anhydrous betaine, BetaPower® Natural Betaine is 99% pure and derived from sugar beets. Also known as trimethylglycine (TMG), betaine is found in many healthy foods, such as whole grains, spinach and beets. When consumed as part of a daily diet, betaine helps maintain cellular hydration and contributes to a healthy metabolism.

A number of recent studies show that betaine provides a number of health and sports performance benefits. Clinical trials demonstrate a significant improvement in physical performance, especially in strength, power and muscle endurance.

It’s important to note that a number of published athletic performance and safety studies have included BetaPower® Natural Betaine. There are other synthetic and natural betaine products on the market, which may not have been subjected to these stringent tests—and this may not always be clear from the product labelling. IFF has also developed IP on the use of betaine for physical performance and in various foods.

We’re the world’s largest supplier of natural betaine used for food and a wide variety of other applications. And all of our betaine ingredients are derived from sugar beet. Our betaine is manufactured in Finland and is approved as a safe ingredient in a growing list of countries.

Incorporating BetaPower® Natural Betaine in your sports nutrition and dietary supplement nutraceutical products gives your consumers a convenient way to achieve a daily dose of this versatile ingredient.


Research shows that BetaPower®  Natural Betaine can significantly improve strength,
endurance, and power in humans.

A study conducted by the University of Connecticut measured the increase in the
performance levels of athletes who had consumed just 2.5 grams of betaine per day
over a two-week period1.

The results showed increased performance as measured by muscular strength and
power, in all the athletes tested. Betaine was the only performance ingredient that
showed increased results across 100% of subjects.

A study by Hoffman et al.2 at the  College of  New Jersey showed:

  • A 30% increase in squat repetitions after a 7-day betaine intake
  • A 47% increase in squat repetitions after a 14-day betaine intake
  • A significant increase in the quality of repetitions performed (at repetitions
    performed at 90% of the subjects’ maximal performance) after 7-day and 14-
    day betaine intake


BetaPower® Natural Betaine contributes to several important metabolic functions

As a Methyl Donor

  • BetaPower® Natural Betaine donates methyl groups (CH3), which are required for over 100 different metabolic reactions essential for normal cell function in the human body. These functions include the synthesis of creatine, carnitine, and epinephrine—all of which are known to play a role in enhanced physical performance.

As a natural osmolyte

  • BetaPower® Natural Betaine accumulates in cells to protect against stress, by forming a monolayer of water around essential cell components like enzymes. Betaine helps to maintain cell volume and function during dehydration, heat, or metabolite accumulation. As an osmolyte, betaine works in synergy with electrolytes for optimal cellular water balance and function—protecting the enzymes and other proteins against inactivation and degradation.

Functional benefits

  • Donates methyl groups (CH3) essential for several metabolic reactions needed for normal cell function
  • Betaine is a compatible osmolyte protecting cells and cellular proteins against dehydration and other stressors.




Dietary Supplements

1. Lee et al. 2010, J Int Soc Sports Nutr
2. Hoffman et al. 2009, J Int Soc Sports Nutr

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Product Information

  • Standardized on Betaine (Trimethylglycine) - Minimum 99% on dry substance
  • Type of extract Powder
  • Recommended dosage 400mg to 2.5g/day
  • Format Dietary supplement, Food & Beverage

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