Nootropics, Supplements

Glycine : a simple amino acid with a very relaxant properties

Glycine is a non – essential amino acid  with some nootropic properties. It is also a neurotransmitter on its own.  Body produces small amounts of glycine on its own, but we can increase the amount of glycine by our diet or with a supplement. Foods that are high in Glycine include gelatin, bone broth, poultry skin and dairy products. Gelatin contains most of this amino acid so i tis good to include some form of gelatin in a daily diet. Supplementing of Glycine seems like a very efficient way as well.


What are the benefits of Glycine?

Glycine is an interesting amino acid, that can be both stimulating and relaxing.  Higher dose of Glycine  (3grams) before bed can improve the quality of sleep . High dose can also help with syndroms of schizophrenia or mood disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Glycine is a key compound for body to make glutathione- the most poweful antioxidant in the body. Glycine can also protect your liver from negative effects of alcohol. It protects your heart and preserves muscle tissue. When glycine is used every day, it can reduce fasting blood glucose levels in the long run.





What does Glycine feels like?

As mentioned above, Glycine has shown to improve memory and usually it has inhibitory effect. That means you can stack it with something stimulating, and get a good  balanced stack, such as caffeine + L-theanine combo.

If you will take higher Glycine dosage (1-3 grams) before bed, you should notice an improvement in sleep quality and you will fall asleep faster. Glycine improves sleep quality by modulating body temperature and increasing serotonin levels ( .

Glycine dosage

When Glycine is used in the stack, you can use doses as low as 200 miligrams. If you want to use Glycine for calming down the effects of stimulants, such as caffeine or Acetyl –L- Carnitine, we recommend to use 500 mg- 1 gram of Glycine. For Sleep purposes, you can start using 1 gram of Glycine and slowly incease the dosage up to 3 grams.

Side effects of Glycine

Glycine is a very safe supplement to take. Side effects are rare and they include nausea, stomach discomfort. You can also feel sedated using Glycine, which is good before bed, but not during the day. In this case, you should lowr your dose of Glycine.





Glycine stacks

  Caffeine + Glycine : You can switch the popular L-theanine and Caffeine stack with a Caffeine –Glycine stack. Actually, L-thanine increase Glycine release when consumed. You can start taking 100 miligrams of caffeine with 300 miligrams of Glycine and, if you still feel the coffee jitters, you can increase the dose of Glycine.

 Glycine+Magnesium+Ltheanine+Ashwagandha : This is a stack for perfect sleep. Glycine helps to fall asleep faster, and increase the duration of REM sleep. Magnesium maintains healthy levels of GABA. L-theanine induce alpha waves in the brain and also increases neurotransmitter GABA. Ashwagandha contains triethylene glycol, which helps to fall asleep. You can start with 1gram of Glycine , 300 milgrams of Magnesium, 400 Miligrams of L theanine, and 400 miligrams of Ashwagandha.


DISCLAIMER: The information included in this article is intended for entertainment and informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Prior to buying anything, check that it is compliant where you live with your current government laws.


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