Betaine Anhydrous (Natural Sugar Beet Extract)

Description

 

Betaine is a naturally occurring nutrient found in most plants and animals; it serves as an osmolyte that protects against dehydration & stress associated with cell water loss. NutriScience’s Natural Sugar Beet Extract is derived from Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris) using a water extraction method.

 

Benefits

 

• May enhance athletic performance by improving a sense of well-being, lessening fatigue, providing greater strength and endurance, and increasing a desire for (and performance of) physical and mental work

 

• A flavor-enhancer that has been approved by the FEMA GRAS as a flavoring substance and can be easily added to foods and beverages

 

• Taste-masking properties minimize off-notes caused by vitamins, minerals and other supplements added to sports nutrition beverages

 

• Is known to extend the shelf life of foods by acting as a humectant

 

• Offers excellent moisturizing properties while reducing stickiness in personal care products

 

• May help to reduce irritation while leaving the skin and hair feeling soft and smooth

 

• Offers excellent moisturizing properties while reducing stickiness in personal care products

 

• Personal Care: Hand sanitizer application (without stickiness), moisturizer, hair care, shampoo, conditioner, creams & lotions, after shave, soap bars and deodorant

 

• pH and heat stable up to 200°C

 

• Kosher and Halal

Applications

 

  • Animal Health
  • Cosmetic & Oral Care
  • Energy
  • Food & Beverage
  • Mood Health
  • Performance & Sports Nutrition

Regulatory Status

 

  • USA:
  • DSHEA for nutritional supplements
  • FEMA GRAS as a flavor enhancer in all foods (up to 0.5%) and labeled as Betaine or natural flavor
  • GRAS substance under 21 CFR 170.30 for use as a humectant and flavor enhancer/modifier in selected foods and is labeled as Betaine
  • Japan:
  • Approved as a food additive
  • Korea:
  • Approved as a natural food