What is Trimethylglycine (TMG)?

Category: Supplements

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Betaine (trimethylglycine) functions very closely with choline, folic acid, vitamin B12, and a form of the amino acid methionine known as S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3 1
Fatigue 2 0
Food allergy 1 0
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 1
Major depressive disorder 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trimethylglycine (TMG)

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trimethylglycine (TMG)

Dosage Patients
2 tablet(s) twice daily 1
1,000 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Trimethylglycine (TMG)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Expense 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Trimethylglycine (TMG)

Duration

Currently taking Trimethylglycine (TMG)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Trimethylglycine (TMG)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Trimethylglycine (TMG)

May 10, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Doesn't appear to have any effect
Cost: < $25 monthly

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