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Specific Biological Activity Of Betaine
May 12, 2018

Feeding specific bioactive nutrients

Betaine is a trimethyl derivative of glycine having zwitterion and methyl donor properties. It acts, therefore, as an osmoprotectant. Betaine helps cells to maintain their structural integrity and functions by regulating the movements of water through the membrane. Betaine accumulates in cells exposed to osmotic stress, such as gut cells. Biological antioxidants react with ROS to convert them into less potent molecules. This prevents or delays the adverse effects of ROS. The combined use of lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidants maximises the efficacy of this strategy.


Trial with betaine and antioxidants

Betaine and antioxidants are, therefore, important nutrients in the context of heat stress. Such nutrients are available as a fat coated blend (product name beTaHit). The fat matrix is protecting the ingredients over time in order to ensure maximum efficiency.