Our micronized Trimethylglycine (TMG) provides superior absorption of TMG in easy-to-swallow, delayed-release, acid-resistant capsules where it can be utilized rather than being denatured in the stomach.
Trimethylglycine (TMG) also known as Betaine is a molecule that is made naturally in the body and important for liver function, cellular reproduction, and assists in making essential metabolic compounds.
Methylation is an important biological process necessary for:
- Cell division (Mitosis)
- Creating neurotransmitters
- DNA expression (epigenetics)
- Energy production
- As an antioxidant to fight free radicals
The byproduct of NAD+ use is nicotinamide (NAM), which normally gets recycled back into NAD+ by adding an enzyme called NAMPT. But any excess levels of NAM that don’t get recycled are excreted in the urine along with an attached methyl group. This process can lower our overall methyl pool to dangerously low levels.
To make matters worse, we also produce less and less of these methyl groups as we age, which is why Dr. David Sinclair, one of the leading scientists on longevity, uses TMG daily as an insurance policy against the loss of too many methyl groups.
Methyl groups are essential for DNA expression. Without it, our bodies cannot read or activate the correct parts of our DNA, causing serious health issues.
TMG is also important for metabolizing an amino acid called homocysteine. High homocysteine levels are known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease and can cause damage to the lining of arteries or produce clots that can lead to strokes, heart attacks, or pulmonary embolisms.
TMG may enhance strength, power, endurance capacity, and overall athletic performance.