Glycine is the simplest amino acid; its side chain consists of just a single hydrogen atom.
Supplementation has been shown to support healthy kidney and liver function as well as nervous system health.
- Animal studies and a small human study indicate that it has the potential to support memory and mental function.
- In another human trial, acting as an inhibitory amino acid, had neuroprotective effects.
- Animal studies suggest that it plays a protective role for the kidneys and liver particularly by supporting detoxification of certain chemicals.