Betaine Boosts Creatine Synthesis

Betaine Boosts Creatine Synthesis Betaine has become a popular sports nutrition ingredient. This nutrient is found in shellfish as well as beets, and a new study supervised by the Chair of Ithaca College's Exercise and Sports Science Department suggests it can increase exercise performance by nearly 6%. "Betaine may contribute to creatine synthesis," said Thomas Swensen, "which improves strength, power and short-term performance."

True Strength Moment: The study suggests a 2.5 gram daily dose of betaine, divided between morning and afternoon servings. Sixteen college-aged subjects following this protocol increased peak and mean anaerobic power from baseline by 5.5% within one week.
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Sean K.
Jul 09, 2013
Beets are legit!