There may be benefits that have not
yet been proven through research.
Glycine may help with ischemia-reperfusion injury.
Glycine may help treat
schizophrenia. But different studies don't agree. Taking glycine by mouth may reduce
symptoms of the condition in people who are resistant to other medicines.
Amino acids (AAs) can be taken as
single AAs or in AA combinations. They also come as part of multi-vitamins, proteins,
and food supplements. The forms include tablets, fluids, and powders.
If you eat enough protein in your
diet, you get all of the amino acids you need.
There are no conditions that increase how much glycine you need.
Side effects, toxicity, and interactions
Using a single amino acid
supplement may lead to negative nitrogen balance. This can lessen how well your
metabolism works. It can also make your kidneys work harder. In children, taking single
amino acid supplements may also cause growth problems. It may also cause seizures
Don't take high doses of single
amino acids for long periods of time.
Don't take high doses of single amino acids without talking with
your healthcare provider.
Women who are pregnant or
breastfeeding shouldn’t take glycine supplements.