Powdered Betaine HCL is an appetite stimulant of natural origin. It is a widely used additive to enhance the lure effect.
Betaine has long been used and popular by anglers as an additive. It is found in its natural form in marine molluscs, microorganisms, in some plants, and thus in many organisms that serve as food for fish. In recognizing food, fish rely mainly on their olfactory organs, which are stimulated by specific amino acids dissolved in water, as well as betaine.
Betaine serves as a source of methyl, plays a role in protein and energy metabolism, and has a positive effect on growth. Therefore, it is also used to feed intensively reared fish, although in that case, it is mixed into feeds up to a maximum of 2‰. In fishing baits, this rate may be higher, around 1%, but it is not necessary to use too much. Overall, betaine additive is desirable to fish, as it means their natural food, and this nutritional stimulus affects them much more intensively.