American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sweet crystalline alkaloid, C5H11NO2, occurring in sugar beets and other plants and used in the treatment of certain metabolic disorders.
- n. Any of several alkaloids with similar structures.
- n. uncountable, organic chemistry A sweet, crystalline compound (not an alkaloid), trimethylammoniumacetate, found in sugar beet and similar plants, sometimes used to treat muscular degeneracy; the zwitterion (CH3)3N+CH2COO-
- n. countable, organic chemistry Any derivative of this compound.
- n. countable, organic chemistry, by extension Any similar compound, based on sulfur or phosphorus etc, having an onium ion with no hydrogen atom adjacent to the anionic atom.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A nitrogenous base, C5H11NO2, produced artificially, and also occurring naturally in beet-root molasses and its residues, from which it is extracted as a white crystalline substance; -- called also
lycineand oxyneurine. It has a sweetish taste.
- n. a sweet tasting alkaloid that occurs in sugar beets
- Latin bēta, beet + -ine2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Oxalic acid, betacyanins, alkaloids such as betaine, cyanogenic compounds, saponins, sesquiterpenes, and polyphenols all have been reported present in various species.”
“Beetroots are rich in the nutrient betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health.”
“This wheat has higher levels of folate, betaine, calcium, lutein, Onega-3 fatty acids, fiber, selenium and vitamin B-6 than annual whole wheat.”
“You need to eat plenty of leafy greens, beans, fruit, and whole grains to get adequate levels of vitamins B6 and B12, betaine and folate (all in the right nature made forms).”
“Try using a cleanser with an extra-gentle surfactant such as polysorbate 85 or 60, cocamidropropyl betaine, or caprylic acid, and make sure it has added humectants and emollients.”
“You may find it beneficial to take a digestive enzyme or betaine hydrochloric acid.”
“I, too, love choline along with betaine as a good methylating agent.”
“If they are nonresponsive to vitamin B-6, then they should try P-5-P, betaine, and folic acid.”
“A 1983 article in the New England Journal of Medicine pointed out that many of the vitamin B-6 nonresponsive patients responded to betaine trimethylglycine.”
“A personal favourite is Viridian Nutrition's 65+ Multi with extra vitamin B12, and the digestive enzymes betaine HCl, lipase and protease.”
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