The jack of all trades.
Your body needs stomach acid to break down, digest and absorb nutrients, such as protein. It also eliminates bacteria and viruses in the stomach, protecting your body from infection. Betaine by UMZU is a thoroughly research-backed supplement comprised of Betaine Hydrochloride (HCl). This added HCl will help to increase your volume of stomach acid, supporting digestion. In addition, Betaine itself has several amazing benefits worth noting. Betaine has been used by 10,000's to build muscle, support weight loss, improve digestion and the health of skin, liver and heart.
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The Problem with Digestion
Did you know an estimated 61% of people have digestive problems each week?
Here's the problem:
- Digestive issues can be caused by low levels of stomach acid
- As you age, levels of stomach acid tend to decline - and the average age is rising
- Stress may decrease stomach acid - and stress levels are peaking
- Common vitamin deficiencies (zinc, B vitamins, choline) lead to low stomach acid - and these deficiencies are widespread
- Medications prescribed to reduce acid reflux can have long term effects on your stomach acid
- Few people are aware of the impact of stomach acid, and even fewer know how to fix it
What is Betaine?
Betaine was first discovered in the 19th century in the sugar of beets, earning its name. Betaine has since been found in many foods, including wheat, shellfish and spinach.
Betaine is an amino acid that has been shown to have potential benefits for fighting heart disease, improving body composition, and helping promote muscle gain and fat loss.
Just like some B vitamins, including folate and vitamin B12, betaine is considered to be a methyl donor, meaning it aids in liver function, detoxification and cellular functioning within the body.
Its more crucial role is to help the body process fats.
What Does Betaine Help With?
Betaine has historically been a little-studied amino acid, but its recent popularity as a pre-workout supplement has garnered attention over the last 10 years.
Recent studies show promising results for:
- Supporting heart health†
- Anti-inflammatory effects†
- Improving muscle mass†
- Helping with fat loss†
- Improving liver function and detoxification†
- Aiding in Digestion†
- Reliving aches and pains†
- Helping repair bodily damage from alcohol†
- Supporting skin health†
Why Do You Need Betaine?
Small amounts of betaine are produced naturally by the human body.
Betaine is a derivative of the nutrient choline, where choline is a precursor to betaine.
This means choline must be present in the system for betaine to be synthesized by the body.
The problem is, most people don't consume the recommended dosage of choline.
This makes Betaine supplementation an option for most people and choline supplementation is also encouraged.
What is Betaine HCl?
Betaine by UMZU uses betaine in the form Betaine Hydrochloride (HCl).
Betaine HCl is a substance created in laboratories by adding HCl to Betaine.
Betaine HCl increases the concentration of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which is the acid that must be present in order to break down food and use nutrients.
This makes Betaine HCl a powerful digestive aid, along with the already widespread benefits of Betaine supplementation.
What to Expect with Daily Betaine HCl Supplementation?
By supplementing with Betaine just once per day, you will be filling your body with an amino acid it needs to function. Try Betaine today and see the results in your digestion, body composition, liver function, skin health and more...
3 Amazing Benefits of Betaine HCl
Betaine is a little-known supplement that does it all. Its main and most highly studied functions are for digestive support and estrogen methylation - making sure that men and women alike operate with a healthy testosterone:estrogen ratio.†
But the benefits of Betaine do not stop there. Betaine has been shown in research to also improve heart health, cognitive brain function, muscle growth, liver health and even diabetes prevention.†
Individuals with elevated levels of plasma total homocysteine are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Studies show that the ability of Betaine to maintain a healthy heart.
A different study claims that individuals who consumed either Betaine supplements or consumed additional betaine reaped the benefits of supported heart health.
Cognitive Brain Function
Although Betaine is notably known for its benefits related to cardiovascular function, this mighty molecule also offers benefits to cognitive health as well.†
One study researched the effects of Betaine on cognitive function. The results showed that those who consumed higher levels of Betaine exhibited improved memory function.†
Resistance Training and Muscle Growth
The effects of Betaine have been studied in men who participate in resistance training. Studies suggest Betaine can lead to enhanced muscle oxygen consumption as well as an increase in total repetitions and volume load in bench press exercises.†
A different study showed that six weeks of Betaine supplementation resulted in improved body composition, arm size, and increased capabilities in bench press workouts.†
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Questions about Betaine HCl:
Possible Side Effects
According to a 2016 report published in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, one potential side effect is heartburn.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, avoid taking Betaine HCl since there’s no information or available studies on how it may affect you or your baby.
Because Betaine HCl can boost the amount of hydrochloric acid in your stomach, it may irritate stomach ulcers or prevent them from getting better. For this reason, it’s best not to take Betaine HCl if you have a peptic ulcer or live with peptic ulcer disease.
How did UMZU decide the dosage for Betaine HCl?
Currently, there is no official FDA recommended dosage for Betaine HCl. As such, the amount found in supplements can vary quite a bit.
UMZU determined the dosage in Betaine HCl based on the amount used in clinical research shown to induce the benefits listed above.
If you’re considering adding a Betaine HCl supplement to your treatment regimen, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider and pharmacist. With their help, you can make an educated decision in light of any potential risks or medication interactions based on your personal medical history.
It’s important to keep in mind that little is known about Betaine HCl and how it may (or may not) work for various health conditions. In light of this reality, it’s essential that you consult with a healthcare professional before you start taking it.
How to use Betaine HCl?
How to Use Betaine HCl by UMZU:
2 Capsules per Serving
Take 2 capsules before your two highest protein meals of the day.
Supplement Before Eating
Take 20-30 minutes prior to eating to assist in digestion.
Bundle with Redwood
When paired with another circulation-enhancing supplement like Redwood, Betaine may help enhance the effects
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I've bought these because I could possibly have a digestion problem. I have been to a lot of doctors due to the pain in my upper abdomen and was hoping that these would solve it. I had noticed that I had less bloating from eating and I could feel myself getting more of the nutrition from the food as well. I'm an extremely healthy eater, so finding something extra to use to help me is so worth it. The other thing is the price point! It is a great price for what you get, and how many you get! I tried 1 pill, then up to 3 or 4 before a meal, and you do feel a difference, in my opinion. If you are skeptical that these things cannot help, just try them. I fully enjoyed using them and will continue in the future! Thanks UMZU!
- Mitchell N., Verified Buyer
I love this product. I had been having trouble with my gut and noticed that I should be on a healthy regimen. Taking this helped my metabolism, food breakdown and even lose the stubborn belly fat that just wouldn't go away. Now, I take the Betaine, Floracil50 and the Thyrite, since my thyroid was removed, to maintain energy & a healthy balance. And, I am not feeling the 2pm nap crash anymore. Hooray!
- Alexis N., Verified Buyer
No more indigestion
Before taking Betaine HCL I would literally get I digestion everyday. I would get indigestion on an extended fast. Now that I take this daily for the past few months I can honestly say I don’t get indigestion anymore. Definitely give this 5 stars because it saves me from having to deal with such a terrible thing as indigestion. Just want to say Thanks!
- Kaleb B., Verified Buyer
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