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An essential amino acid for strengthening and protecting the body
  • Pure, top quality, excipient-free glycine.
  • Glycine plays a role in many of the body’s physiological processes.
  • It is a key component of collagen which ensures the health of tissues and organs.
  • It is essential for the formation of haemoglobin.
  • It also helps the nervous system, immune system, metabolism and muscles to function properly ...
  • It is a precursor of creatine, porphyrins, glutathione (the most powerful antioxidant), etc.
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Superior quality supplement containing the amino acid glycine

The supplement Glycine is an excellent source of this important amino acid which fulfils multiple functions in the body: it plays a part in synthesising collagen and forming haemoglobin, it acts as a neurotransmitter in the nervous system, it supports the immune response, and it is involved in the formation of creatine and acetylcholine (1-3) … Discover the many beneficial properties of this metabolic fuel which the body needs in order to function properly.

What is glycine?

Also known as glycocoll or aminoacetic acid, glycine is the simplest of the α-amino acids.. It is the only amino acid with no asymmetric carbon: it is thus said to be ‘non chiral’. Though it is sometimes routinely referred to as ‘L-glycine’ (all the other amino acids begin with an ‘L’), it should actually be referred to as just ‘glycine’. Glycine is also distinct in that it has a sweet taste. This molecule was first isolated in 1820 by the French chemist Henri Braconnot.

Where is this amino acid found?

Glycine is synthesised naturally by the body from various compounds including choline and serine (4). It is also present in the diet, primarily in foods such as turkey, sesame flour, octopus, pork knuckle, spirulina, calves’ liver and tofu. Interestingly, the presence of glycine has also been observed in the most unlikely of places, for example, in meteorites and comet tails. (5-6)

What functions does glycine fulfil in the body?

Role of the amino acid glycine in the body

Glycine plays a part in many physiological reactions:

  • it is involved in the formation of collagen which ensures the cohesion, resistance and flexibility of tissues and organs, as well as the health of bones and cartilage (7);
  • it helps to form the haem in haemoglobin (8);
  • it plays a role in metabolising creatine and increasing muscle mass (9);
  • it supports good liver function by helping to form the bile acids responsible for breaking down fats (10-12);
  • it helps develop the immune response (13);
  • it also acts as a neurotransmitter in the spinal cord (14) ;
  • glycine also plays a neuro-mediator role in the brain, promoting drowsiness and good quality sleep(15);
  • it exerts an antioxidant effect which helps delay cellular ageing (16-17);
  • in addition, it is a precursor of porphyrins (molecules involved in transporting dioxygen ), glutathione (an antioxidant), uric acid, and acetylcholine (a key neurotransmitter). (18)

What benefits are offered by the supplement Glycine?

Taking a course of Glycine supplements allows you to increase your daily glycine intake. This supplement provides 2.5g of glycine a day, which corresponds to the amount generally recommended by scientific studies.

As we’ve seen, glycine fulfils numerous functions in the body. Taking this supplement will help to boost and maintain your health by improving the condition of your tissues and organs, strengthening your muscles, promoting restorative sleep and fighting oxidative stress.

Furthermore, a study conducted in 2017, led by Dr. Meerza Abdul Razak, found that oral supplementation with glycine decreased metabolic disorders in individuals with cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, and diabetes. The study concluded that supplementing with this amino acid offers significant potential for improving human health. A study in 2019 (conducted by Professor Richard A Miller of Michigan University’s Department of Pathology) suggests that glycine supplementation may also help to increase longevity.

How should this supplement be taken?

Simply take the contents of one half-measure of Glycine a day, ideally at the end of a meal or at bedtime. As with any course of supplements, it’s a good idea to consult a health professional before starting to take Glycine, particularly if you are on any medication. Glycine may actually interfere with certain drugs (hypnotics, anxiolytics, antipsychotics...)

Tips for strengthening and protecting your body

To help improve your body’s defences, we would also re-emphasise the importance of:

  • adopting a varied, balanced diet;
  • taking regular exercise (for example, a 30-45 minute outdoor walk each day) (19);
  • getting enough sleep (at least 7-8 hours a night), as sleep makes immune cells more effective (20);
  • having an adequate intake of vitamin C (from citrus fruit, peppers, or a vitamin C supplement...) (21) ;
  • exposing your skin to sunlight to ensure good vitamin D production (you could also take a ‘back-up’ vitamin D supplement, as the body produces less of it as we get older) (22-23) ;
  • avoiding stress by allowing yourself to take regular breaks during the day (24).

Supplements to take in conjunction with Glycine

As well as supplementing with Glycine, you may find these other nutritional supplements of interest too.

Green propolis, for example, produced by bees to protect their hives, is recognised for being exceptionally biologically rich and for its ability to stimulate the immune defences. You’ll find it in the excellent supplement Green Propolis.

Discover too, the properties of colostrum. This special milk secretion is abundant in immunoglobulins, vitamins and minerals. It is known in particular for helping to reduce the risk of infection. Benefit from its many nutritional properties by taking the supplement Colostrum.

Composition
Daily dose: 1/2 measure
Number of doses per pack: 72

Amount
per dose

Glycine 2.5g
Excipient-free.
Directions for use

Adults. Take one half-measure a day.

Each half-measure contains 2.5g glycine.

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References
  1. de Paz-Lugo P, Lupiáñez JA, Meléndez-Hevia E. High glycine concentration increases collagen synthesis by articular chondrocytes in vitro: acute glycine deficiency could be an important cause of osteoarthritis. Amino Acids. 2018;50(10):1357-1365. doi:10.1007/s00726-018-2611-x
  2. Garcia-Santos D, Schranzhofer M, Bergeron R, Sheftel AD, Ponka P. Extracellular glycine is necessary for optimal hemoglobinization of erythroid cells. Haematologica. 2017;102(8):1314-1323. doi:10.3324/haematol.2016.155671
  3. Razak MA, Begum PS, Viswanath B, Rajagopal S. Multifarious Beneficial Effect of Nonessential Amino Acid, Glycine: A Review. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:1716701. doi:10.1155/2017/1716701
  4. Razak MA, Begum PS, Viswanath B, Rajagopal S. Multifarious Beneficial Effect of Nonessential Amino Acid, Glycine: A Review. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:1716701. doi:10.1155/2017/1716701
  5. Altwegg K, Balsiger H, Bar-Nun A, et al. Prebiotic chemicals-amino acid and phosphorus-in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Sci Adv. 2016;2(5):e1600285. Published 2016 May 27. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1600285
  6. https://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2016/05/27/rosetta-detecte-une-brique-du-vivant-dans-la-queue-de-la-comete-tchouri_4928010_1650684.html
  7. de Paz-Lugo P, Lupiáñez JA, Meléndez-Hevia E. High glycine concentration increases collagen synthesis by articular chondrocytes in vitro: acute glycine deficiency could be an important cause of osteoarthritis. Amino Acids. 2018;50(10):1357-1365. doi:10.1007/s00726-018-2611-x
  8. Garcia-Santos D, Schranzhofer M, Bergeron R, Sheftel AD, Ponka P. Extracellular glycine is necessary for optimal hemoglobinization of erythroid cells. Haematologica. 2017;102(8):1314-1323. doi:10.3324/haematol.2016.155671
  9. Razak MA, Begum PS, Viswanath B, Rajagopal S. Multifarious Beneficial Effect of Nonessential Amino Acid, Glycine: A Review. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:1716701. doi:10.1155/2017/1716701
  10. Razak MA, Begum PS, Viswanath B, Rajagopal S. Multifarious Beneficial Effect of Nonessential Amino Acid, Glycine: A Review. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:1716701. doi:10.1155/2017/1716701
  11. Lee DY, Kim EH. Therapeutic Effects of Amino Acids in Liver Diseases: Current Studies and Future Perspectives. J Cancer Prev. 2019;24(2):72-78. doi:10.15430/JCP.2019.24.2.72
  12. Barakat HA, Hamza AH. Glycine alleviates liver injury induced by deficiency in methionine and or choline in rats. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2012;16(6):728-736.
  13. Razak MA, Begum PS, Viswanath B, Rajagopal S. Multifarious Beneficial Effect of Nonessential Amino Acid, Glycine: A Review. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:1716701. doi:10.1155/2017/1716701
  14. Razak MA, Begum PS, Viswanath B, Rajagopal S. Multifarious Beneficial Effect of Nonessential Amino Acid, Glycine: A Review. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:1716701. doi:10.1155/2017/1716701
  15. Kawai N, Sakai N, Okuro M, et al. The sleep-promoting and hypothermic effects of glycine are mediated by NMDA receptors in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015;40(6):1405-1416. doi:10.1038/npp.2014.326
  16. Razak MA, Begum PS, Viswanath B, Rajagopal S. Multifarious Beneficial Effect of Nonessential Amino Acid, Glycine: A Review. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:1716701. doi:10.1155/2017/1716701
  17. Miller RA, Harrison DE, Astle CM, et al. Glycine supplementation extends lifespan of male and female mice. Aging Cell. 2019;18(3):e12953. doi:10.1111/acel.12953
  18. Razak MA, Begum PS, Viswanath B, Rajagopal S. Multifarious Beneficial Effect of Nonessential Amino Acid, Glycine: A Review. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:1716701. doi:10.1155/2017/1716701
  19. Nieman DC, Wentz LM. The compelling link between physical activity and the body's defense system. J Sport Health Sci. 2019;8(3):201-217. doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2018.09.009
  20. Besedovsky L, Lange T, Haack M. The Sleep-Immune Crosstalk in Health and Disease. Physiol Rev. 2019;99(3):1325-1380. doi:10.1152/physrev.00010.2018
  21. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1226
  22. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1468
  23. Gallagher JC. Vitamin D and aging. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2013;42(2):319-332. doi:10.1016/j.ecl.2013.02.004
  24. Morey JN, Boggero IA, Scott AB, Segerstrom SC. Current Directions in Stress and Human Immune Function. Curr Opin Psychol. 2015;5:13-17. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.03.007

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