Glycine

Glycine is an amino acid that helps build proteins needed for tissue and hormone maintenance. 

Along with being a component of protein, glycine has several other impressive health benefits. 

Glycine is one of three amino acids that your body uses to make glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your cells against oxidative damage caused by free radicals, which are thought to underlie many diseases. 

It has also been studied for its beneficial effects on bone health, brain function and neurological conditions. 

Glycine is the most abundant amino acid in collagen, a structural protein that has several health benefits, including for your skin, joints and bones. 

 

HOW MUCH GLYCINE DOES YOUR CHILD NEED? 

Glycine supplements come in capsules or powder formulations. Some people prefer capsules because they are easy to take. 

More glycine may help support heart and liver health, improve sleep, reduce diabetes risk, and reduce muscle loss. 

 

 

 

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Common Side Effects 

Glycine supplements are generally considered safe if used as directed. However, there has been little research into the long-term safety of glycine supplements. 

 

Most people who take glycine will not experience any side effects, but some may have gastrointestinal symptoms such as: 

 

Upset stomach 

Nausea 

Diarrhea 

Vomiting