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Beet Root Pigment

Postby dstamp » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:30 pm

Normally pigments are used to better absorb the solar energy. So that begs to ask the question what is the function of root pigment.
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Postby jinx25 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:47 pm

As a precursor to HCL in the stomach (Betaine).
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Re: Beet Root Pigment

Postby dstamp » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:23 pm

could you elaborate
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Postby JackBean » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:27 pm

LOL :-D
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Postby jinx25 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:54 am

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3220389/

The findings suggest that betaine possesses significant anti-stress activity, which may be due to its antioxidant property.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2867421/

Further investigation using whole liver tissues revealed that betaine supplementation alleviated the high-fat diet-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress response in adipose tissue as shown by attenuated glucose-regulated protein 78/C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP) protein abundance and c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase activation. Our findings suggest that betaine might serve as a safe and efficacious therapeutic tool for NAFLD by improving adipose tissue function.

Betaine supplementation alleviated high-fat diet-induced fatty liver and liver injury

Betaine supplementation alleviated insulin resistance.

Betaine improved adipokine production.

Betaine supplementation improved insulin sensitivity in adipose tissue.

Betaine supplementation attenuated endoplasmic reticulum stress in adipose tissue.

Cant find as much literature on it as i expected

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimethylglycine

TMG is an important cofactor in methylation, a process that occurs in every cell of mammals to synthesize and donate methyl groups (CH3) for other processes in the body. These processes include the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin. Methylation is also required for the biosynthesis of melatonin and the electron transport chain constituent coenzyme Q10.
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Postby JackBean » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:18 am

jinx: check part 9
http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/MSDS/MSDS/D ... Flang%3Den
Then read dstamp's question once again. Then try to find the problem...
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Postby jinx25 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:05 am

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Postby JackBean » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:42 am

One would expect to get some result if provided with step-by-step instructions. But it was obviously too hard :-/
No, it was the "Colour: white"
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