What exactly is Gylcine?
Glycine is a fundamental component of serotonin. Serotonin eventually moves down the endocrine chain into melatonin. Melatonin plays a fundamental role in regulating the body’s biological clock. While melatonin governs the entire sleep/wake cycle, serotonin is involved more specifically in supporting REM sleep. 3 grams of Glycine is considered an effective dose for sleep. This is 4 Sooma capsules.
Glycine effects sleep by lowering body temperature: A lower core body temperature increases increasing blood flow to your extremities. The lowering of core temperature shortens the time to reach slow wave sleep (REM sleep). Glycine also plays a role in serotonin production. Serotonin is the feel-good neurotransmitter that relaxes as well as decarboxylates into melatonin, the sleep hormone.
What Else Does Glycine Do?
Glycine is anti-inflammatory. Inflammation degrades organs, arteries, and joints. It attacks our hearts, blood vessels and when unchecked becomes chronic. It is not just a symptom it is also the disease. Glycine, taken as an oral supplement supports the bodies fight to reduce inflammation.
Glycine also helps to regulate sugar levels in blood and moves blood sugar to tissues and cells for consumption as energy. Low glycine levels are associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Contrarily, higher levels of glycine are linked to a lower risk of this metabolic disorder.
Glycine supports healthy PH levels in the digestive tract where it supports the breakdown of fatty acids.
Glycine is a component of creatine synthesis. Creatine is critical to energy for both brain and muscles.
Glycine plays a critical role in the formation of collagen, the rebar of our entire body’s structure.
Glycine helps to break down and transport nutrients such as fat and glycogen used by cells for energy. As a result, it supports a strong immune system.