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NOW Foods Glycine 1000mg

100 capsules
NOW Foods Glycine 1000mg

Glycine is a non-essential amino acid needed in the formation of proteins in the body. It has the simplest structure of all amino acids, allowing it to easily fit into protein chains to maintaining protein-based organs like the muscles. Glycine also aids in the efficient conversion of glucose to energy, maintains functions of the nervous and digestive systems, as well as prostate health.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 33


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Glycine (Free-Form)

3.0 g (3,000mg)


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.

Suggested Use

Take 1 to 3 capsules daily, preferably on an empty stomach.


For adults only. Consult Doctor if pregnant/ nursing, taking medication, or if you have a medical condition.


Glycine is needed in the formation of proteins in the body and thus, it is needed by all organs and tissues that use proteins for their structure and functions. Glycine is a major component of prostate fluid and it plays a critical role in maintaining overall prostate health. Some prostate conditions like BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasi) has been linked to low glycine levels. Glycine is also critical for healthy functioning of the nervous system. It works in the brain by inhibiting the activities of excitatory neurotransmitters to produce calming effects. Glycine is also being converted to the neurotransmitter serine, which promotes mental alertness, memory, focus, healthy mood, and promotes anti-stress mechanisms. Muscles need glycine to stimulate its growth and maintain strength. Glycine supplements are usually used by people who are into bodybuilding and sport. Glycine benefits the joints, together with the cartilages, tendons, and ligaments for mobility and other joint functions. This non-essential amino acid is also needed for healthy hair and nails. The eyes also require adequate glycine concentration for visual acuity. By supporting storage of glycogen, glycine promotes healthy production of energy from glucose.

Glycine belongs to the amino acids, the building blocks of protein. It is classified as non-essential since the body manufactures glycine in sufficient levels from other nutrients. However, glycine is also present in the diet, especially in protein-rich foods like red meat, fish, crabmeat, milk, cheese, beans, and legumes. Standardised amounts of glycine is also available as glycine supplements. The body uses glycine to produce DNA and RNA, the genetic material needed by cells to perform its functions. It is also being converted to creatine, a substance that creates more muscle mass. By ensuring adequate creatine production, glycine supplements prevent muscle breakdown. Apart from the muscles, glycine is also found in large concentrations in the skin, where it works by keeping the skin intact and firm. This is due to collagen, the main structural component of connective tissues being largely made up of glycine by up to 33%. With glycine deficiency in the skin, wounds will take longer time to heal and the skin will be very prone to the damage from UV radiation and free radical damage.