Why should betaine be supplemented during pregnancy?
Betaine, short for glycine betaine, was first discovered in Europe and is a natural substance isolated from waste honey produced during sugar beet production.
Betaine monohydrate is widely found in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Humans mainly obtain betaine by eating foods rich in betaine or choline. Among them, spinach, beet, shrimp, and wheat products are rich in content, but the intake of food is not enough. In the human body needs, especially pregnant women, the demand for betaine increases, so it needs to be supplemented by dietary supplements.
What benefits can betaine provide?
1. As an important osmotic pressure buffer substance in organisms, betaine can protect cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress.
2. As an important methyl donor, a molecule of betaine can provide 3 methyl groups and participate in the methionine cycle, among which the betaine-homocysteine transmethylase pathway is an important biochemical pathway in the body, which can reduce homotypic.