is the simplest of all amino acids involved
in protein synthesis in the body. Research supports a role for glycine
in supporting a wide range of healthy bodily functions, including normal
cell growth and development.
|NPN (what's this?)||Product Code||Size||Per Capsule||Vegetarian|
|80006852||AOR04065||500 grams||33 Servings||Vegetarian|
|Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon||Amount Per Serving|
|Non-medicinal Ingredients: none.|
that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the
product. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish,
shellfish or any animal byproduct.
Take 15-60 g (~ 1-4 servings) daily on an empty stomach, or as directed
by a qualified health care practitioner. Consult a health care
practitioner for use beyond 6 weeks.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are following a
low-protein diet. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner
if digestive discomfort with nausea develops.
Pregnancy/Nursing: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use
Glycine is the smallest and simplest of the amino
acids. It is the second most-used amino acid in the biosynthesis of
proteins and enzymes, it's essential for the phase-II detoxification of
many drugs and chemicals, and for the body's manufacture of such
critical biomolecules as nucleic acids, the high-energy carrier creatine
phosphate, and the key antioxidant glutathione.
Glycine, NMDA, and Memory
The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is critical for memory
development and retention. However, the main activator of this receptor
is glutamate, an excitatory amino acid whose excessive stimulation of
the NMDA receptor causes a deadly overstimulation of the neuron which
eventually burns the brain cell out. Fortunately, there is another site
on the NMDA receptor complex which allows glycine to be the activator
instead of glutamate. Glycine enhances longterm potentiation of memory
without producing neurotoxicity.