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Betaine hydrochloride


Betaine is a methyl derivative of glycine that 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

Betaine hydrochloride
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A09 Digestives, incl. enzymes → A09A Digestives, incl. enzymes → A09AB Acid preparations