Contains: 1000 mg
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Glycine Facts
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Most of the glycine in the body becomes incorporated in proteins, but free glycine acts as a neurotransmitter involved in regulating appetite, behavior and general homeostasis. It has fundamental roles in support of healthy gene expression, cellular antioxidant processes, detoxification, immune function, growth, development, metabolism and survival. Glycine has been linked to longevity in certain species.

Promotes relaxation
Promotes healthy quality sleep without causing daytime drowsiness
Supports healthy glucose & fructose metabolism
Supports connective tissue throughout the body

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Also Benefits Blood Sugar, Bones and Joints,Heart Health, Blood Pressure and more!

The tiny amino acid glycine is hard at work in your body right now, maintaining strength and support in your muscles and bones, helping keep your metabolism functioning right, supporting a healthy brain, and contributing to a good night’s sleep.

What is Glycine?
Glycine (also known as 2-Aminoacetic Acid) is an amino acid and a neurotransmitter. The body produces glycine on its own, synthesized from other natural biochemicals, most often serine, but also choline and threonine. We also consume glycine through food. This amino acid is found in high-protein foods including meat, fish, eggs, dairy and legumes. A daily diet typically includes about 2 grams of glycine.

Glycine is a neurotransmitter with the ability to be both excitatory and inhibitory, meaning it can function both to stimulate brain and nervous system activity, or to quiet it.

People use glycine as an oral supplement for a range of purposes, including improving sleep, enhancing memory, and increasing insulin sensitivity.

Glycine is sometimes used in the treatment of schizophrenia, typically alongside conventional medication, to help reduce symptoms. Glycine is also given orally to patients whoever has suffered ischemic stroke (the most common type of stroke), as a treatment to help limit damage to the brain within the first six hours of the stroke.

How does Glycine work?
Glycine is considered among our most important amino acids.. It exerts widespread influence over our bodies’ systems, structure, and general health, including cardiovascular, cognitive, and metabolic health.

Here are some of the most important and well understood roles that glycine plays in our health and functioning:

Supports Connective Tissue /Bones and Joints
As an amino acid, glycine works as a protein builder in the body. In particular, glycine enables the production of collagen, an essential component of muscles, tendon, skin, and bones. Collagen is the most commonly occurring protein in the body, comprising roughly a third of all body protein. It does no less than give the body its fundamental structure and strength. Collagen is the protein that helps skin maintain elasticity. Glycine also facilitates the production of creatine, a nutrient stored in and used by both the muscles and the brain for energy.

Glycine aids digestion, specifically in the breakdown of fatty acids in foods. It also helps maintain healthy levels of acidity in the digestive tract.

Regulates blood sugar levels and moves blood sugar to cells and tissues throughout the body, to be consumed as energy.

For metabolic health/Diabetes: Glycine plays an important role in a healthy metabolism. Low levels of glycine are linked to greater risk for development of type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, higher glycine levels are associated with lower risk for this metabolic disorder.

Studies show glycine lowers blood sugar levels and increasing insulin production in healthy adults. In people with type 2 diabetes, studies have shown that glycine deficiencies can be improved by use of oral glycine. Other research suggests that in people with diabetes, oral glycine can lower blood sugar levels.

Glycine helps to regulate the body’s immune response, to limit unhealthful inflammation and spur healing.

As a neurotransmitter, glycine both stimulates and inhibits cells in the brain and central nervous system, affecting cognition, mood, appetite and digestion, immune function, pain perception, and sleep. Glycine helps the body make serotonin, a hormone and neurotransmitter that has significant effects on sleep and mood. It also influences key receptors in the brain that affect learning and memory.

Scientists are actively investigating the use of glycine in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
For cardiovascular health: Glycine supports immune health and keeps inflammation in check, protecting cardiovascular function. It also functions as an antioxidant, helping to trap and contain damaged cells that can cause disease. Higher levels of glycine have been associated with a lower risk of heart attack, and there’s some evidence that glycine may help protect against high blood pressure.

Sleep Benefits of Glycine
Glycine influences sleep in a number of ways. Studies show that higher levels of this amino acid may:
  • Help you relax and fall asleep more quickly
  • Promotes quality deep sleep
  • Reduces symptoms of insomnia
  • Increases serotonin and melatonin levels

Glycine helps lower body temperature. Glycine works to increase blood flow to the body’s extremities, which reduces core body temperature. A slight drop in body temp is a key part of the body’s physical progression into sleep. A recent study of the effects of glycine as a supplement showed it triggered a drop in body temperature and at the same time helped people both fall asleep more quickly and spend more time in REM sleep. Other research has shown supplemental glycine may help you move more quickly into deep, slow wave sleep.

Glycine dosing
For sleep: A range of 3-5 grams of glycine taken orally before bed has been used effectively to help sleep in scientific studies.

For blood sugar: A range of 3-5 grams of glycine taken orally at meals has been used effectively to reduce blood sugar in scientific studies.

Possible side effects of Glycine
Glycine is generally well tolerated by healthy adults. Side effects are uncommon, but may include:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Mild stomach upset
  • Soft stools

Glycine interactions
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding. It’s recommended to avoid glycine use during pregnancy and breast feeding, primarily because there currently isn’t sufficient evidence about the safety of use during these conditions.

Interactions with medications
Clozapine. This drug (brand name Clozaril) is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Using glycine in combination with clozapine may reduce the effectiveness of clozapine. It’s recommended people who are taking clozapine not use glycine.

Interactions with other supplements
There are currently no known interactions with herbs and supplements.
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