Glycine Proteinogenic Amino Acids Gly or G 2-Aminoacetic Acid Glycocoll
Glycine: The Muscle-Building, Brain-Boosting Amino Acid that Benefits the Entire Body
Molecular formula: NH2CH2COOH
Molecular weight: 75.07 g/mol
Chemical Names: Glycine; 2-Aminoacetic acid; Aminoacetic acid; 56-40-6; Glycocoll; Aminoethanoic acid
Glycine (abbreviated as Gly or G) is the amino acid which has hydrogen as its side chain. It is the smallest possible amino acid. The chemical formula of glycine is NH2‐CH2‐COOH. Glycine is one of the proteinogenic amino acids. Its codons are GGU, GGC, GGA, GGG of the genetic code.
Glycine is a colorless, sweet-tasting crystalline solid. It is unique among the proteinogenic amino acids in that it is achiral. It can fit into hydrophilic or hydrophobic environments since it exists as zwitterion at natural pH, due to its minimal side chain of only one hydrogen atom. The acyl radical is glycyl.
Glycine is an amino acid and neurotransmitter. It can play both stimulatory and depressant roles in the brain. Supplementation can improve sleep quality.
How to Take
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
The lowest active dose of glycine supplementation in humans tends to be the 1-3g dosage range, although doses of up to 45g have been used without apparent side-effects.
Glycine Benefits & Uses
1. Promotes Muscle Growth
2. Repairs and Protects Joints and Cartilage
3. Improves Digestion
4. Slows the Effects of Aging and Builds the Immune System
5. Calms the Nerves and Feeds the Brain
6. Fights Fatigue and Promotes Restful Sleep