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Benefits of Glycine

Glycine Supplementation Total Health Performance Narellan

Some quick benefits of glycine.

Glycine is an amino acid that is considered conditionally essential because our bodies may not produce enough of it to meet demands. It has numerous benefits for the body, including serving as a source of nitrogen for other amino acids, aiding in the formation of important molecules like collagen and glutathione, and acting as a signaling molecule throughout the body. Glycine is found in meat, eggs, seafood, and nuts, and its daily requirements may exceed the average intake of 3-5g.

Supplementing with glycine can have positive effects on sleep, performance, insulin sensitivity, and glycemic control. It can lower cortisol levels, replenish glycogen stores, and control gluconeogenesis. Additionally, glycine supports the central nervous system, acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, and may have implications in the treatment of epilepsy and manic depressive disorder. It can also aid in detoxification, improve heart health by reducing triglycerides and cholesterol, and support wound healing.

Glycine dosages range from 2g to 60g in the literature, but 2-10g of glycine is what most people generally take. Excessive intake may lead to diarrhea, but no toxicity has been observed within reasonable dosage limits. Glycine can positively impact performance by promoting growth hormone release, improving sprint performance, and aiding in recovery from injuries. It is taken post workout in the 5-10g range to lower cortisol and replenish glycogen stores.

Glycine is a versatile amino acid with various health benefits, and its supplementation can be beneficial for overall health and performance.

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