Betaine hydrochloride (HCl) is an N-trimethylated form of the amino acid glycine with a chemical structure similar to choline
Purebulk's betaine hydrochloride is a synthesized and manufactured chemical; it is not obtained from any plant or animal source. It is a compound comprised of betaine and hydrochloric acid. Betaine is metabolized in the body from choline, and is found in foods such as wheat, spinach, and sugar beets. Hydrochloric acid occurs naturally in the stomach (gastric acid), breaking down proteins and protecting the gastrointestinal tract from harmful bacteria.