Glycine has a tremendous number of benefits, and we can't discuss them all here.
The one incredible use of glycine that we've been interested in is how it's so great for sleep improvements. Notably, the way it makes users feel great the day after they take glycine![1,2,3]
However, it's terrible for keto dieters and possibly even diabetics. Reason being, it is highly glucogenic, and spikes blood sugar. In Mike's keto supplement experiment, he showed how BPI Sports Keto Aminos had negative impact on his state of ketosis, and one of the factors was due to the massive amounts of glycine inside:
- Inagawa, K; Subjective effects of glycine ingestion before bedtime on sleep quality; Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 4: 75–77; 2006; Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1479-8425.2006.00193.x/abstract
- Yamadera, W; Glycine ingestion improves subjective sleep quality in human volunteers, correlating with polysomnographic changes; Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 5: 126–131; 2007; Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1479-8425.2007.00262.x/abstract
- Bannai, Makoto et al. "The Effects of Glycine on Subjective Daytime Performance in Partially Sleep-Restricted Healthy Volunteers." Frontiers in Neurology 3 (2012): 61; Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3328957/
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Glaxon Tranquility: Rest, Relax, Recover
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Universal Animal Pak: The Product That Created a Brand
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UNFLAVORED Greens Taste THIS Good? PEScience SuperFood & Greens Review
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PEScience Greens & Superfoods: Freeze-Dried For Maximum Micronutrients
PEScience just released Greens & Superfoods, a greens powder with some special additions, including a hefty dose of glycine and wide array of mushrooms!
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Modern BCAA is BACK: The Formula, The Flavors, The LEGACY
Modern BCAA+ has made its return, and it's no fluke! Some of the team from USPLabs got the band back together and are re-launching this cult hit!
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PEScience Collagen Peptides: Less Aches, Better Hair, and Better Taste!
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Beast Super Sauna Thermogenic Powder – Get Your Towel Ready!
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Genius Sleep Aid: The “Smarter” Sleeping Pill
The Genius Sleep Aid is a nighttime sleep and relaxation formula that's driven mainly by L-Glycine and a new ingredient - but not too much melatonin!
Aug 20, 2017 YouTube Video
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APS Chain’d Reaction – Moved from ALR to Bring BCAAs & More!
Chain'd Reaction use to be a carb supplement by ALR, but when APS joined the Hi-Tech family, Chain'd Reaction is now a well dosed BCAA product by APS!
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MusclePharm Deal Finally TERMINATED by Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Best Sleep Aid Guide: Supplements, Ingredients, & Herbs
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Amino Acid Spiking Scam: Is Your Protein Really PROTEIN?
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- Sep 30, 2021NOW Glycine 100 Capsules dropped by 8.8% to $7.19 at AllStarHealth
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