- Type: Amino Acid
- CAS No:107-43-7
- Qty in 20′ FCL:0MT
- Min. Order:500KG
- Packaging: Provide Neutral Packaging
Betaine Anhydrous is one of the popular food additives and ingredients in most countries.
Betaine Anhydrous Description
A betaine (BEET-uh-een, bē’tə-ēn’, -ĭn) in chemistry is any neutral chemical compound with a positively charged cationic functional group such as quaternary ammonium or phosphonium cation (generally: onium ions) which bears no hydrogen atom and with a negatively charged functional group such as a carboxylate group which may not be adjacent to the cationic site. A betaine thus may be a specific type of zwitterion. Historically the term was reserved for trimethylglycine only.
Betaine Anhydrous Application
It is used as a medicine as well. In biological systems, many naturally occurring betaines serve as organic osmolytes, substances synthesized or taken up from the environment by cells for protection against osmotic stress, drought, high salinity, or high temperature. Intracellular accumulation of betaines, non-perturbing to enzyme function, protein structure, and membrane integrity, permits water retention in cells, thus protecting from the effects of dehydration. It is also a methyl donor of increasingly recognized significance in biology.
Betaine Anhydrous Benefits
Betaine anhydrous helps in the metabolism of a chemical called homocysteine. Homocysteine is involved in the normal function of many different parts of the body, including blood, bones, eyes, heart, muscles, nerves, and the brain. Betaine anhydrous prevents the buildup of homocysteine in the blood. Levels of homocysteine are very high in some people who have problems with its metabolism.