GLYCINE

GLYCINE
Glycine is a non-essential amino acid that supports the central nervous system, enhances memory and cognitive functions, promotes better sleep, and aids in digestion and detoxification processes.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Glycine is an amino acid. The body can make glycine on its own, but it is also consumed in the diet. Sources include meat, fish, dairy, and legumes.

Glycine is a building block for making proteins in the body. Glycine is also involved in transmitting chemical signals in the brain, so there's interest in using it for schizophrenia and improving memory. A typical diet contains about 2 grams of glycine daily.

People use glycine for schizophrenia, stroke, memory and thinking skills, insomnia, and many other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

Glycine is not only an amino acid, but also acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, playing a crucial role in regulating brain function and promoting a calm and relaxed state.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Glycine is possibly safe for most people when taken in doses up to 6 grams daily for 4 weeks. It's usually well-tolerated. Some people might have mild side effects such as stomach upset.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if glycine is safe or what the side effects might be.

Interactions

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Clozapine (Clozaril) interacts with GLYCINE

    Clozapine is used to help treat schizophrenia. Taking glycine along with clozapine might decrease the effects of clozapine. It is not clear why this interaction occurs. Do not take glycine if you are taking clozapine.

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Glycine is possibly safe for most people when taken in doses up to 6 grams daily for 4 weeks. It's usually well-tolerated. Some people might have mild side effects such as stomach upset.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if glycine is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if glycine is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing

Glycine has most often been used by adults in doses of 3 grams by mouth daily for up to 24 weeks. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what dose might be best for a specific condition.

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