What is Glycine?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Amino acids

Glycine is one of the non-essential amino acids and is used to help create muscle tissue and convert glucose into energy. It is also essential to maintaining healthy central nervous and digestive systems, and has recently been shown to provide protection via antioxidants from some types of cancer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3 1
Increase effect of another treatment 2 1
Multiple sclerosis 2 0
Aspartylglucosaminuria 1 1
General health 1 0
Support brain health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glycine

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glycine

Dosage Patients
1 tsp. daily 1
500 mg daily 1
500 mg twice daily 1
3,000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Glycine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Glycine

Duration

Currently taking Glycine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Glycine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Glycine.