Country Life Glycine 500mg. Glycine is not an essential amino acid, so can be made in the body, however under certain circumstances, the requirements are increased beyond the ability of the body to supply - this is when glycine must be provided in the diet. Supports ligament and tendon health. Supports the nervous system. Supports energy. Gluten Free. Vegan. 100 tablets.
Normal Metabolic Role: As well as being involved in protein synthesis, glycine is a precursor for a number of important biochemical's. It is important for conjugation reactions in the liver, where it helps in the detoxification of foreign compounds.
Sports Uses: Glycine has been used in preparations containing methionine and arginine as a supplement to increase anaerobic performance. The rationale for its use is that this combination of amino acids form the precursors for creatine. It is also likely that the combination will elevate plasma glucose levels. Glycine also improves iron absorption. Creatine is synthesised from the amino acids glycine, methionine and arginine.
Daily Requirements of Glycine: Glycine is not an essential amino acid, so it can be synthesized in the body. Under normal circumstances, the body can synthesize sufficient glycine to satisfy demands. However, under some circumstances, the requirements are increased beyond the ability of the body to supply - this is when glycine must be provided in the diet.
Adults take 2-3 tablets two to three times a day, between meals.
Protein - An essential building block of life
All living plants and animals have in common a certain substance without which life would be impossible. This substance is called protein and comprises almost 80% of our dry body weight. Most of our body is in fact protein structures. This includes hair, skin, nails - even your eyes. On the inside protein is also a major structural component in forming the heart, lungs, muscles and blood vessels.
Proteins are made up of a combination of basic units. These units are called amino acids. A few amino acids may combine to make a protein chain, or thousands may join together to form a complicated pattern. Protein is always made up of amino acids.
During digestion, foods which contain protein will provide amino acids for metabolism. Many people find they are unable to maintain a sufficient supply for their own body's requirements. It could be that their diet is restricted, such as through vegetarians, they may have poor protein digestion, due to a lack of hydrochloric acid or you may have a stressful lifestyle. Possibly their needs are much higher than can be met by an average diet, as can be the case for serious sports people.
Over recent years powdered amino acids have been used extensively in combating or preventing many health concerns. Singular amino acid supplements require no digestion and can be absorbed rapidly. This efficient process can enable you to target a specific amino acid deficiency associated with a health concern more accurately than a protein food source. To simply eat more protein foods, such as red meat, is not the solution since this could lead to an excess of some non-essential amino acids as well as extra fat and carbohydrates.
Each 1 tablet provides Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI) 10mg, Glycine (free form) 500mg. Other ingredients: Cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, cellulose and glycerine coating, vegetable glaze.
Country life amino acids are pure pharmaceutical grade and are the highest quality amino acids available. Contains NO Yeast, corn, soy gluten, milk, salt, sugar, starch, preservatives or artificial colour.
If you are pregnant of breastfeeding, taking medication or planning a surgery, consult your doctor before using this product. Keep out of the reach of children.