Betaine, which was earlier termed as trimethylglycine OR TMG, is an amino acid derivative that occurs in plants. Betaine is an organic osmolyte. It occurs in high concentrations in several marine invertebrates, like the crustaceans and mollusks. Betaine is a crucial cofactor in methylation, which is the method that occurs in every mammalian cell donating methyl groups for other purposes in the body. These methods include the synthesis of neurotransmitters or hormones like dopamine and serotonin. Another application of the compound is its use in the factory farms supplement fodder and lysine to increase livestock' muscle mass. Salmon farms apply betaine to relieve the osmotic pressure on the salmon's cells when workers transfer the fish from freshwater to saltwater. Betaine supplementation reduces the amount of adipose tissue in pigs. It is also utilised as a hydrochloride salt. Betaine hydrochloride was earlier sold as an over-the-counter or OTC drug as a gastric aid in the United States.
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