What is Betaine?
BETAINE is a nutrient. It is used to treat homocystinuria. This drug helps regulate homocysteine levels and can improve how you feel. It is not a cure. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Betaine HCL is a non-essential nutrient and a source of hydrochloric acid-a naturally occurring chemical in the stomach that breaks down fats and proteins. It is necessary for the metabolizing (absorption) of protein, calcium, vitamin B12, and iron.
It is also called hydrochloric and stomach acids. The low PH of the stomach’s hydrochloric acid allows it to digest any bacteria and micro-organisms that might have been ingested.
There are no food sources of Betaine HCL, but it is naturally produced in the parietal cells of the stomach.