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The Role of Glycine in Collagen Synthesis and Its Impact on Health

Collagen plays a vital role in maintaining the structural integrity of various tissues, including skin, bones, and tendons. Collagen is composed of three chains. The chains are wound together to form a triple helix. Since glycine is the smallest of all amino acids, it allows the chain to create a tight configuration and withstand stress. […]

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Is Glycine Hydrophobic?

Amino acids can be categorized based on their affinity to form hydrogen bonds with highly polar water molecules. Hydrophobic molecules have a low affinity to water, whereas hydrophilic molecules have a high affinity to bond with water. Glycine is a hydrophobic amino acid due to its single hydrogen atom R-group, which is nonpolar.  Quick Look […]

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Glycine’s Role in Mental Well-being

In the fast-paced world we live in, anxiety and depression have become increasingly prevalent concerns. People are exploring various avenues to find relief, and one avenue gaining attention is using glycine.  This amino acid, naturally present in the body, has been linked to several mental health benefits, making it a topic of interest for those […]

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Glycine vs Magnesium Glycinate: What’s The Difference?

Glycine, glycinate—same thing, right? While these two supplements are very similar, they are not the same. In this article, we discuss what glycine and magnesium glycinate are, as well as how they are similar and how they are different.  Short Summary What Is Glycine? Glycine is an amino acid with many important functions within our […]

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8 Benefits of Glycine You Should Know About

Glycine is a non-essential amino acid that is a building block for protein synthesis. It’s also needed to produce antioxidants, hormones, and a slew of other compounds required for your body to run optimally. Your body naturally produces glycine, but external glycine supplements may benefit antioxidant defenses, sleep, memory, immunity, and more. Quick Look: What […]

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8 Glycine Rich Foods & the Benefits of This Amino Acid

Glycine is a nonessential amino acid, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Glycine is crucial for muscle health, lowering heart disease risk, and maximizing brain health. Including this amino acid in your diet regularly is key to optimizing antioxidant function within your body, keeping your connective tissue healthy, and ensuring good quality sleep each […]

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Glycine Dosage for Sleep

Glycine is a tiny amino acid that plays a big role in sleep. It’s involved in producing serotonin, the precursor molecule to your sleep hormone, melatonin. Taking 3g of glycine before bed can improve sleep latency, increase sleep efficiency, reduce insomnia symptoms, and promote better quality sleep.  Quick Look What is Glycine? Glycine is a […]

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Glycine Side Effects

Glycine is a non-essential amino acid touted for building proteins required for tissue maintenance and hormone synthesis. Although glycine is considered safe and is well-tolerated by most people, side effects like nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, and fatigue may occur in some people taking glycine supplements.  Quick Look: What is Glycine? Glycine is a non-essential amino […]

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Glycine vs GABA: A guide to two inhibitory amino acids

GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid) and glycine are two major amino acid neurotransmitters in the central nervous system (CNS). Inhibitory neurons in the nervous system use either compound, but glycine tends to be more localized than GABA. Besides calming effects, glycine and GABA may also help with insomnia, stress/fatigue, improving cognitive performance, and more.   Quick look: What […]

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