- MFG # 10481
- UPC # 683268104811
WHAT IS GLYCINE?
Glycine is a non-essential amino acid synthesized in the body through various complex pathways involving Threonine‚ Serine‚ Hydroxyproline and Choline metabolism. It is involved in the synthesis of purines‚ porphyrins‚ creatine and glyoxylic acid‚ and is also a biochemical constituent of the tripeptide glutathione. Glycine is also essential for the synthesis of bile and nucleic acids‚ and it is used in many commercial gastric antacid preparations. It is important in the central nervous system where it acts as one of the main inhibitory neurotransmitters. Although high amounts of Proline and 4-hydroxyproline are found in collagen (important for skin and connective tissue)‚ almost 1/3 rd is comprised of Glycine. High amounts of Glycine are found in gelatin‚ which is a denatured collagen. Low plasma levels of Glycine are noted in hypoglycemics‚ those with viral infections and fevers‚ CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and anemia. A metabolic disorder causing excessive levels of Glycine in the spinal fluid is responsible for Non-Ketotic Hyperglycemia‚ or Rett Syndrome‚ which has symptoms of autism.
GLYCINE AND GLUCONEOGENESIS
Glycine is considered a glucogenic amino acid‚ which includes others such as Glutamine‚ Alanine‚ Threonine‚ Serine‚ Methionine‚ Tyrosine‚ and Lysine‚ and thus is involved in maintaining blood sugar levels. Hypoglycemics
are low in Glycine and supplementation with Glycine‚ along with other glucogenic amino acids‚ is beneficial in regulating low blood sugar levels‚ and increasing energy in those who are lethargic due to this condition.
GLYCINE AND NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS
Glycine is one of the main precursors to inhibitory neurotransmitters‚ along with Taurine‚ GABA‚ and other such as Tyrosine‚ Phenylalanine‚ Serine and Threonine.
Research regarding supplementation with Glycine‚ along with traditional medications (antipsychotics)‚ appear to have beneficial results with Schizophrenics‚ although less effective when combined with clozapine.
• GLYCINE AND MEMORY AND ATTENTION
Because of its receptor sites‚ Glycine appears to be beneficial in memory. In a double- blind crossover study‚ both young and middle-aged men significantly benefited with improved episodic memory. It was suggested that supplementation with Glycine could significantly improve memory that may be impaired due to jet lag‚ disrupted sleep‚ or work fatigue‚ and be helpful in memory retrieval problems associated with schizophrenia‚ Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
OTHER BENEFITS OF GLYCINE
• Increases creatine synthesis. Glycine‚ along with Arginine supplementation‚ increases endogenous creatine synthesis.
• Acute ischaemic stroke. A study of patients administered 1-2 grams of Glycine sublingually‚ within 6 hours after the onset of acute ischaemic stroke in the carotid artery‚ indicated favorable clinical effects.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MONTIFF PURE GLYCINE?
• Montiff supplies the highest quality pure Glycine available in 500mg. capsules for fast assimilation.
• Desiccant pads are provided to insure optimal freshness.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Ingredients per capsule
Glycine 500 mg.
Take 2-4 capsules daily with glass of water or fruit or vegetable juice.
For proper metabolism take with B Vitamins‚ and Montiff B-Complete or B-long are recommended.
Do not take with dairy products.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Corn Free
- Egg Free
- Fish Free
- Salt Free
- Starch Free
- Sugar Free
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
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