Glycine is a non-essential amino acid, which means our body can produce it on its own if not enough is consumed through your diet. Glycine offers many health benefits including assisting with testosterone production since it is a component of creatine. Glycine is essential for many muscle, cognitive and metabolic functions. Glycine is found in high concentrations in the skin, connective tissues and muscle tissue. Glycine is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brainstem and spinal cord, where it participates in a variety of motor and sensory functions.
Glycine is important for the construction of healthy DNA and RNA strands. These are the genetic building blocks essential for the proper function of our cells. Glycine can be taken by virtually anybody without any negative side effects. It’s popular as a supplement to aid sleep quality. Glycine is also a component of glutathione, which is a critical cellular anti-oxidant.
Glycine helps with ulcers, arthritis, leaky gut syndrome, diabetes, kidney and heart failure, brain disorders, fatigue, sleep disorders and certain cancers.
Raw whey protein (undenatured) provides all the key amino acids for glutathione production (cysteine, glycine and glutamate). Whey is considered a “fast” protein, because it is rapidly digested in as little as an hour. Cheap whey protein contains a lot of casein (the curd). Casein is a “slow” protein that is digested over several hours.
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