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    • #16904
      dstamp
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      Normally pigments are used to better absorb the solar energy. So that begs to ask the question what is the function of root pigment.

    • #112606
      jinx25
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      As a precursor to HCL in the stomach (Betaine).

    • #112614
      dstamp
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      could you elaborate

    • #112618
      JackBean
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      LOL 😀

    • #112628
      jinx25
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      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.

    • #112630
      JackBean
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      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…

    • #112632
      jinx25
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      Oh k, so its properties are unknown? Why?

      Found these

      about4404.html?hilit=Pigment+cells

      http://madsci.org/posts/archives/2004-0 … .Cb.r.html

      http://www.coursework.biz/Essays/GCSE/Biology/550/

      My go to is NCBI 0_o

    • #112633
      JackBean
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      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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