Thursday, November 22, 2012

Betaine or TMG (trimethylglycine) boosts IGF-1, supports joint and liver health and increases strength.

This amino acid derived from beets is a big component of big strength protein blends like Optimum Nutrition Hydrobuilder and Cytosport Monster Milk.

It aids in joint building and repair and in liver protection and repair. All beneficial for strength athletes.

Studies show that it boosts strength and power, increases growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels, and helps in the production of creatine in the liver

It may also support faster recovery from injury and inflammation. And may help in the reduction of homocysteine levels making it heart healthy.

The recommended dosage to support strength is 1,500-3,000mg with pre- and post-workout meals.