Category Archives: L-glycine

Glycine and Sleep Quality

Glycine is a non-essential amino acid in human nutrition. This means that the cells of the body are able to synthesise glycine from other amino acids and in this regard there is no requirement to provide a dietary source. The … Continue reading

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Glycine and Glutamate Bind to the N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor

The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is present in the central nervous system where it has an excitatory effect on neuronal activity. A number of ligands exist for the NMDA receptor, and two of these include glutamate and glycine. Glutamate can bind … Continue reading

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Is Glycine a Longevity Supplement?

Glycine is a proteinaceous amino acid that has a number of functions in humans. One interesting fact about glycine is that a number of studies have suggested that supplements of glycine can extend the lives of animals. Although the extension … Continue reading

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The Beneficial Effects of Glycine

G;ycine is the smallest and simplest of the amino acids and the only proteinaceous amino acid not to display chriality. Glycine has a number of functions in humans aside from its use in forming proteins and these include the synthesis … Continue reading

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Glycine and Cysteine for Glutathione Synthesis?

Cellular glutathione levels are associated with health. As people age their glutathione levels drop and this is associated with increased mortality. That is not to say that low levels of glutathione are the cause of mortality, but higher levels are … Continue reading

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Glycine for sleep

Glycine is a non-isomeric non-essential amino acid with a sweet taste. Glycine can be synthesised endogenously in the peripheral and central nervous system. Evidence suggests that 3 grams of glycine prior to sleep can significantly improve the quality of the … Continue reading

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Glycine Supplements

Glycine is an amino acid that can be taken as a supplement in its free (non-protein) form. Roughly 20 % of the protein content of a human is in the form of glycine. Glycine is also the only proteinaceous amino … Continue reading

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Glycine Supplements Increase Creatine Stored

Glycine has been used to treat schizophrenia effectively as oral glycine is able to improve glutamate neurotransmission in the brain, suggesting that glycine is able to enter the brain across the blood brain barrier, and here have an effect on … Continue reading

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Dietary Glycine: Glutathione Precursor

Glutathione is an important cellular compound that is able to function as an antioxidant. In this regard it is considered one of the most important antioxidants in the cell. Evidence suggests that glutathione levels are related to health and improving … Continue reading

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Glycine and L-Theanine for Rest and Focus (The NMDA Receptor)

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