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Betaine Anhydrous Bulk Powder - SNS®

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SNS Betaine Anhydrous
Bulk Powder

Planetary Nutrition is proud to introduce Betaine Anhydrous Bulk Powder, a great new addition to the Serious Nutrition Solutions line-up!

What Is Betaine Anhydrous?

Betaine is the common name for Trimethylglycine (TMG), a naturally-occuring compound produced by your own body, and also found in many food products including spinach, quinoa, wheat, and beets, as well as a few meats. 

Why Is Betaine Anhydrous Good For Me?

To put it as simply as possible, Betaine Anhydrous is a crucial factor in the synthesis of neurotransmitters (chemicals that send signals to your brain) as well as other important biological molecues in your body. Supplementing your daily Betaine (TMG) intake with SNS Betaine Anhydrous will help to ensure smooth brain function. From a workout standpoint, this means MORE FOCUS.* Good brain function is essential to overall health, and betaine anhydrous will help you with that.***

Improve Strength, Power, Performance, & Body-Composition

Full 40 Day Supply at a Cost Effective Price

Betaine Anhydrous has been taking the fitness industry by storm the last few months due to recent

studies showing increases in muscular endurance [1], body composition [2], and muscle growth

(hypertrophy) [2] within 6 weeks of continuous use.

Supplementing Betaine Anydrous may lead to:

− Increased Strength*

− Increased Lean Body Mass (Muscle Growth)*

− Decreased Body-fat Percentage *

− Increased Power Output *

A number of studies have shown that Betaine Anhydrous can increase strength and power in bouts of

exercise. A recent study in males who trained for 6 weeks showed that subjects who took two daily

doses of 1.25 grams of Betaine Anhydrous increased muscle mass by 4 lbs., decreased body-fat by 7%,

and increased arm size by 10% when compared to the placebo group. Results like this place Betaine

Anhydrous in the company of other proven ergogenic ingredients such as Creatine Monohydrate,

Arachidonic Acid (X-Gels), and Beta Alanine, all of which SNS currently produces. Each bottle of SNS

Betaine Anhydrous provides you with a full 40 day supply of this powerful ingredient at a very cost

effective price.

Understanding this Awesome Ingredient!!:

For those of you who may not be interested in the science; this is a brief explanation to how Betaine

(TMG) works in promoting an increase in lean mass.

1) Methionine loses methyl group and Homocysteine is created.

2) Increased homocysteine levels impair insulin signalling and thus the mTOR pathway (which

increases protein synthesis) is impaired.

3) Glut4 may also be impaired due to reduced insulin signalling thus limiting glucose transportation

into a muscle cell.

4) Homocysteine can be recycled back into methionine if it gains a methyl group.

Trimethylgycine is Glycine with 3 methyl groups attached. It donates a methyl group to

homocysteine which is then recycled to make methionine.

5) Increase methionine levels also shown to increase nitrogen retention in pigs and thus signify an

increase in lean muscle.

Betaine (TMG) also acts as an osmolyte: it maintains cell volume in a similar way to Creatine.

To understand the science behind Betaine Anhydrous, it is first important to understand Homocysteine.

What is Homocysteine and what does it do?

Homocysteine (HCY) is an amino acid which is produced from methionine once methionine loses its

methyl group [3]. Elevated levels of HCY has been shown to impair insulin signalling [4], which can in

turn reduce Akt (Protein kinase B) phosphorylation and thus impact protein synthesis [5].

Importance of the Akt (Protein Kinase B pathway (PKB))

PKB is able to induce protein synthesis via phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K). PI3K activates PKB

which then activates mTOR [6, 7, 8]. This process is facilitated through a pathway known as PI3K/ AKT/

mTOR [6, 8]. mTOR is responsible for protein synthesis in humans and directly inhibits activation of cAMP

and catabolism [6].

Furthermore, as insulin signalling is impaired by elevated HCY levels, Glut4 (an insulin regulated glucose

transporter) will not be able to transport glucose into muscle cells, especially post exercise [9, 10].

The importance of Glut4 is recognised even more when examining diabetes patients who have

developed a resistance to insulin [9, 10]. When the body is unable to recognise insulin, Glut4 is not

activated and there is no longer an uptake of glucose into either muscle or fat cells [9, 10, 11]

It is because of this reason that hyperhomocysteinemia (elevated levels of HCY) has been linked to

insulin resistance [9].

Where does Betaine (Trimethylglycine) fit into all of this?

Trimethylglycine (TMG) is the amino acid Glycine with three methyl groups attached to it and it is

through these methyl groups where it serves a key function [12]. Methionine can create Homocysteine

by losing its methyl group, however Homocysteine can also be converted back to Methionine upon

receiving a methyl group [12]. TMG acts as this methyl donor and is thus able to reduce Homocysteine

levels through this process [13, 14] TMG is also able to increase levels of S-Adenosyl Methionine (a

universal methyl donating compound) which can then travel the body and donate methyl groups along

the way [14]

In pigs, increased levels of Methionine correlated to an increase in Nitrogen rentention. This indicates a

more positive nitrogen balance, lending to enhanced muscle growth [15].

Betaine (TMG) is also an osmolyte compound, meaning it plays a role in maintaining cell volume and

fluid balance in a similar manner to Creatine [12, 14]

Through reduction of Homocysteine levels, insulin signalling is improved and thus the anabolic pathways

are more readily activated. The end result of this process is improved body composition.

SNS Betaine Anhydrous can be stacked with SNS Creatine Monohydrate, Citrulline Malate, Leucine, X-
Gels and other SNS products for improved, synergistic results.

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Supplement Facts:

Serving Size: 1 scoop

Servings Per Container: 100

Amount Per Serving:

Betaine Anydrous – 1 gram (1000 mg)

Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate


Suggested Use:

As a dietary supplement, tae 2.5 grams (2 and 1⁄2 scoops) 45 minutes to an hour prior to workout out or

take 1.5 grams (1.5 scoops) prior to working out and 1 scoop spaced approximately 8 hours before or

after. On non-workout days, take 1.5 grams (1 and 1⁄2 scoops) in the morning and 1 scoop in the evening.

Betaine Anhydrous can be taken with or without food.

This product is intended for healthy adults over 18 years of age. Consult a physician before using this or

any dietary supplement. This product should ot be used by women that are pregnant or nursing. Do not

use if you have any pre-existing medical condition or are taking any medication without consulting your

physician. Store in a cool, dry place. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

[2] http://www.jissn.com/content/pdf/1550-2783-10-39.pdf

[3] http://advances.nutrition.org/content/3/6/755.full

[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11473077

[5] http://www.pnas.org/content/98/8/4640.short

[6] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18166498

[7] http://www.pnas.org/content/98/8/4640.short

[8] http://jcs.biologists.org/content/118/24/5675.full.pdf


[10] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9478990


[12] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15321791

[13] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16400042

[14] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15522136



***These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not inteded to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.