Glycine plays an important role in supporting a healthy digestive system by helping to regulate the synthesis of bile acid, which the body uses to digest fats.
Plays a role in regulating the utilization of glucose during energy production.
- The amino acid glycine plays a key role in maintaining a healthy central nervous system (CNS).
- It is considered one of the most important inhibitory neurotransmitters in the CNS, particularly in the brainstem and spinal cord.
- Studies show that it can help improve memory retrieval in individuals with a wide variety of sleep-depriving conditions such as jet lag and overwork.
- The benefits are not just limited to the CNS, it also plays a key role in phase II liver detoxification by having a direct effect on toxin elimination or by increasing the level of glutathione.
- Helps modulate cytokines associated with obesity.
- It is one of three amino acids needed to produce creatine, which in turn supplies energy to muscle and nerve cells, the other two amino acids are arginine and methionine.
- High concentrations of glycine are found in the muscles, the skin and other connective tissues. Approximately 30 percent of collagen is composed of glycine.