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Betaine Anhydrous

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What other names is Betaine Anhydrous known by?

2(N,N,N-trimethyl)ammonium-acetate, Betaína Anhidra, Bétaïne Anhydre, Betaine Anhydrous, Bétaïne de Glycine, Bétaïne de Glycocoll, Cystadane, Glycine Betaine, Glycocoll Betaine, Glycylbetaine, Lycine, Oxyneurine, TMG, Trimethyl Glycine, Trimethylbetaine, Trimethylglycine, Trimethylglycine Anhydre, Trimethylglycine Anhydrous.

What is Betaine Anhydrous?

Betaine anhydrous occurs naturally in the body, and can be found in foods such as beets, spinach, cereals, seafood, and wine.

Effective for...

  • Homocystinuria, a rare but serious disease where homocysteine levels are extremely high due to defective metabolism. Betaine anhydrous is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as a prescription drug for this use.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Topical use in toothpaste to help with dry mouth. Betaine anhydrous is used in some toothpastes for this use.
  • Lowering homocysteine levels. Betaine anhydrous is used for this purpose.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Liver disease not due to alcohol use.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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