Amino acid that promotes relaxation, detoxification, and normal muscle function.
Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that supports relaxation and healthy stress management. Glycine 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. Glycine also helps modulate cytokines associated with obesity.
Glycine is one of three amino acids needed to produce creatine, which in turn supplies energy to muscle and nerve cells. High concentrations of glycine are found in the muscles, the skin, and other connective tissues. Approximately 30 percent of collagen is composed of glycine. 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. Glycine also plays a role in regulating the utilisation of glucose during energy production.