Description

Betaine is a methyl derivative of glycine first isolated from the juice of sugar beets. Betaine participates in the methionine cycle, which produces vital biomolecules including proteins, hormones, phospholipids, polyamines, and nutrients. Betaine is used as a dietary supplement and has a beneficial effect on the human health. The drug acts as a methyl group donor in the remethylation of homocysteine to methionine.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Betaine
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A16 Other alimentary tract and metabolism products → A16A Other alimentary tract and metabolism products → A16AA Amino acids and derivatives

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