Glycine is a non essential amino acid. Glycine can be obtained from protein food or synthesized in your nervous system from the amino acid threonine or in your body from serine. Helps trigger the release of oxygen to the energy requiring cell-making process; Important in the manufacturing of hormones responsible for a strong immune system. Glycine corrects hyperacidity, aids in the construction of RNA and DNA, and helps stabilize heart arrhythmia and muscle tissue after heavy exercise.
Glycine, Taurine & GABA are the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in your brain. Glycine helps build up glycogen levels (stored glucose in your liver). It helps make DNA, skin proteins, collagen, & phospholipids (which make cell membranes). Glycine participates in the major energy producing biochemical reaction in your body.
Part of the structure of hemoglobin.
One of the two main inhibitory neurotransmitters, the other being GABA.
Part of cytochromes, these are enzymes involved in energy production.
Inhibits sugar cravings.
One of the 3 critical glycogenic amino acids, along with Serine and Alanine.
Involved in glucagon production, which assists in glycogen metabolism.
Potential uses of glycine:
May be helpful in ameliorating spastic conditions.
Stimulates the synthesis of glutathione.
Detoxifies phenols & benzoic acid.
Used In combination with other amino acids to help the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Possibly useful with gout in that it can increase urinary uric acid excretion.
May help calm mania.
Stimulates growth hormone release in higher doses.
Responsible for proper muscle function and the freeing of energy to be used by them. Builds the immune system by producing antibodies and is also an effective ingredient in antiacids.
History: Many studies have found that it increased HGH in the serum. Glycine has also been found useful in increasing output in exercise workouts.
Signs or Symptoms of a Deficiency: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Anemia, Viral Infections, Candidiasis
Excess maybe seen in: Starvation
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