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Nutritive additive Betaine HCl


Betaine hydrochloride is a general term for a class of organic compounds, also known as betaine hydrochloride. It is a white to yellowish-white crystalline powder with sour taste and hygroscopicity. It is easily soluble in water and ethanol, but hardly soluble in ether and trichloromethane.Betaine hydrochloride is a kind of high efficiency, high quality, economic, widely used in livestock, poultry, aquaculture to induce food and promote the growth of nutritional additives.

Product Name: Betaine HCl
Molecular Formula:C5H12NClO2
Molecular Weight:153.61
Appearence: White powder 
Type: Feed Grade Nutritive Additive


1.Promoting fat metabolism, raising the ratio of the lean meat. Improving meat quality.
2.Having feed attractant activity, so improve the taste of the feed. It is the ideal product to improve the growth of the animals (bird, livestock and aquatic product).
3.It is the buffer of the osmolality when is stimulated changed. It can improve the adaptability to the ecological environment changes (cold, hot, diseases etc.). Can raise the survival rate of the young fish and shrimp. Maintaining intestinal function, and have synergies with coccidiostat.


1. Betaine HCl is an efficient methyl group supplier and can be used to partially replace methionine and choline chloride in feed rations to decrease formulation costs.
2. Betaine HCl has been found to increase lean weight gain and improve the meat quality.
3. Betaine HCl has been found to be highly effective in increasing the survival rate of juvenile fish and shrimp.
4. Betaine HCl has been found to improve the digestion system in living bodies, both human and domesticated animals.

Difference between betaine and betaine hydrochloride

Betaine is a neutral substance with strong hygroscopicity, so it is often treated with anti-caking agent in the production process, and its molecular structure application effect is not significantly different from that of natural betaine, which belongs to the natural equivalent of chemical synthesis.
Betaine hydrochloride is a salt substance (betaine ·HCl) generated by the reaction between betaine and hydrochloric acid. The aqueous solution is highly acidic. It is betaine that really plays a role in the biological application.
In short, they are completely different substances, although both can be used as additives to replace methionine.

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