Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Betaine
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. References

Betaine Simple Report

  • Supplement: Betaine
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Betaine: 214
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.6 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 46 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 7
  • Number of Claims: 7

Betaine Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for betaine is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for betaine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Betaine

There are 7 studies in the database on betaine; the research rating is 46. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for betaine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Betaine

Products Names Amount of Betaine
C4 Ultimate 1.5g
Edge Peak Pre-Workout 2g
PUMP-ocalypse 500mg
Pre Historic 2g
VCre 2.5g
Full list of all 214 products containing Betaine.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
decrease body fat
increase muscle mass

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve muscular endurance
improve sports performance
decrease fatigue
increase strength

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce muscle soreness


Title of Study
Creatine but not betaine supplementation increases muscle phosphorylcreatine content and strength performance
Effect of 15 days of betaine ingestion on concentric and eccentric force outputs during isokinetic exercise
Effect of betaine supplementation on power performance and fatigue
Effects of betaine on body composition, performance, and homocysteine thiolactone
Ergogenic effects of betaine supplementation on strength and power performance
The effects of chronic betaine supplementation on body composition and performance in collegiate females: a double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial
The effects of chronic betaine supplementation on exercise performance, skeletal muscle oxygen saturation and associated biochemical parameters in resistance trained men