Pure German Glycin Powder - GN Laboratories
Maximum physical energy, healthy and resilient bones and joints, better post-workout recovery, more restful sleep and fat loss support
- Is an essential building block of your body's collagen production and crucial for maintaining healthy and resilient bones and joints
- Is needed for your body's creatine synthesis
- Is needed for blood formation and oxygen transport
- Is needed for the production of glutathione - the strongest antioxidant of your body
- Is needed for the DNA synthesis
- Can promote a healthy and more restful sleep
- Possesses anti-inflammatory effects
- Can promote and increase your body's growth hormone secretion
- Can promotes and improves circulation
- Acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter that promotes muscle relaxation and can counteract cramping
- Supports a healthy regulation of your blood sugar levels
- Can aid fat loss and counteract fat storage
- Pure glycine from German production
What is glycine and what makes it so important for athletes and sedentary people?
Glycine is a non-essential amino acid that occurs naturally in food and can be produced by the human body when needed. Glycine is an essential building block for a variety of important endogenous compounds, including collagen - which is important for healthy bones and joints -, creatine – which is essential for supplying energy to your muscles - , glutathione – an antioxidant that is important for your immune system -, purines – which are needed for DNA production - and bile salts - which are needed for digesting fat.
In addition glycine can promote a healthy and restful sleep, improve your body’s blood circulation, stabilize your cell membranes, enhance your memory, counteract body fat gains, support fat loss, and even stimulate your body's endogenous growth hormone production.
Why can a glycine supplementation be important?
As shown above, glycine is a very important amino acid without which your body could not function properly. Scientific research suggests that your body needs about 12 grams of glycine per day for the process of collagen synthesis alone and that the total requirement for glycine is about 15 grams per day (1).
Your body can produce a certain amount of glycine from other amino acids, but its capacity for glycine synthesis is limited to 3 grams per day (1). Apart from collagen most protein sources contain only relatively small amounts of glycine. The glycine content of 100 grams of whey protein is less than one gram, and even if you ate the most glycine rich foods, you would need to consume either 1.2 kilos of pork or 1.5 kilos of walnuts per day to meet your glycine requirements.
A glycine deficiency may not only affect the stability and resilience of your bones and joints due to an inadequate collagen synthesis, but also significantly reduce your athletic performance due to an inadequate creatine synthesis - not to mention the numerous adverse effects on health and immune function.
A simple and convenient way to prevent such a deficiency is a daily supplementation with 10 grams of free glycine in powder form. Compared to a consumption of collagen as a source of glycine, pure glycine has the advantage that - unlike gelatine - it will not reduce your plasma tryptophan levels - which can lead to reduced serotonin synthesis – and will not increase the risk of developing gallstones in susceptible persons.
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- Yamadera W., Inagawa K., Chiba S., Bannai M., Takahashi M., Nakayama K. (2007) Glycine ingestion improves subjective sleep quality in human volunteers, correlating with polysomnographic changes. Sleep and Biological Rhythms 5(2):126–131.
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