Glycine is an important part of GTF. The prostate gland produces fluid that contains glycine and researchers think that it may have a positive influence on normal prostate function. Glycine is required to build protein in the body and synthesis of nucleic acids, the construction of RNA, DNA, bile acids and other amino acids in the body.
Glycine aids in the manufacture of other amino acids and is a part of the structure of hemoglobin and cytochromes (enzymes involved in energy production). Research on human beings indicates that glycine enhances the secretion of acid in the stomach. Glycine has a calming effect and is sometimes used to treat manic depressive and aggressive individuals. Glycine produces glucagon, which mobilizes glycogen. It also inhibit sugar cravings.
Molecular Weight - 75.07
Occurence - 7.10 %
Glycine Deficiency Symptoms
Few people are glycine deficient, in part because the body makes its own supply of the non-essential amino acids, and because it is abundant in food sources.