Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Betaine - Choline Strength and Fat Burning Stack

Betaine (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

This B vitamin supports the release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which aids in many nerve and brain activities. It has a supportive role in metabolizing and transporting fats.

The recommended dosage to support strength is 250- 500 mg with pre- and post-workout meals

Studies from
Trimethylglycine stimulates muscle growth via IGF-1 20.02.2014
The anabolic effect of betaine 04.11.2013
Betaine gives bodybuilders more muscle and less fat 24.10.2013
Sprint faster with betaine 13.12.2012
Twenty grams of creatine makes you stronger; two grams of betaine doesn't 15.10.2011
Superstack: CLA + betaine 10.05.2009
Trimethylglycine helps you get more reps out of your squats 03.04.2009