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Glycine Injection

Glycine is a structurally simple amino acid and one of the earliest to be isolated in 1820. Glycine is a nonessential amino acid for mammals, which means they can create it naturally from two other amino acids, serine and threonine.

Glycine contributes to:

  • Healthy Hormone Production
  • Prevention of sarcopenia (muscle wasting or deterioration)
  • Sleep quality
  • Mental performance and memory
  • Protecting skin from the effects of aging
  • Protecting collagen in joints
  • Stabilizing blood sugar
Mechanism of Action

Found in gelatin and silk, glycine functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Research suggests that animals on low-glycine diets show reduced growth. Though the body produced glycine, an average adult will ingest 3 to 5 grams daily from dietary sources.

Both naturally produced and ingested glycine are involved in the production of DNA, phospholipids, and collagen.

Joint Repair: Because of its role in collagen formation, glycine promotes joint, tendon, and ligament function and growth. Roughly 1/3 of collagen in the body is composed of glycine, and collagen is essential to the connective tissues that keep joints flexible and able to withstand shocks.

Muscle Growth: Glycine is used during the biosynthesis of creatine, which supplies muscles with the fuel required to repair damage and grow stronger. It also provides cells with energy by converting dietary nutrients to muscle tissues and may potentially boost endurance, strength and performance.

Glycine helps the body synthesize steroid hormones essential to regulating both fat-to-muscle ratio and energy expenditure.

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