Biotics Research TMG Powder (Trimethylglycine) - 8 oz
Biotics Research's TMG Powder offers Trimethylglycine (TMG) as a cost effective, easy to dose form of this important nutrient. TMG plays an important role in the methylation process as a methyl donor for betaine homocysteine-S-methyltransferase, an enzyme capable of recycling homocysteine to methionine. TMG Powder™ provides significant dietary support for healthy liver function, cellular replication and detoxification processes.
Trimethylglycine (TMG), commonly referred to as betaine, functions in the body as an important methyl donor, and along with folate, plays a vital role in the methylation processes in the body. The donation of methyl groups by TMG can be very important for proper liver function, cellular replication, and detoxification reactions. In addition to these functions, it also functions to keep homeostasis of the water content (osmoregulatory), that is, it keeps the body's fluids from becoming too diluted or too concentrated, and also functions as a likely performanceenhancing aide.
Methylation is a vital biochemical process for many important normal biochemical reactions, including the metabolism of lipids and DNA. It is also a recognized fact that the body’s ability to methylate declines with age. Scientists suspect that adequate DNA methylation can prevent the expression of harmful genes. In addition to its role as a methyl donor, TMG also plays a role in the production of carnitine, and serves as a protector of the kidneys, as a consequence of its osmoregulatory role. A positive association between the use of TMG and mood enhancement has also been observed.
TMG plays a role in the reduction of homocysteine, which is particularly important for those who cannot properly metabolize homocysteine, resulting in accumulation and extremely high levels, thus potentially negatively impacting cardiovascular function.
Does not contain: gluten or dairy