Montiff’s Glycine aids in promoting gluconeogenesis. Glucogenesis is necessary for maintaining the proper glucose balance, collagen formation, and healthy central nervous system.
WHAT IS GLYCINE?
Glycine is a non-essential amino acid synthesized in the body through various complex pathways involving Threonine‚ Serine‚ Hydroxyproline and Choline metabolism. It is involved in the synthesis of purines‚ porphyrins‚ creatine and glyoxylic acid‚ and is also a biochemical constituent of the tripeptide glutathione. Glycine is also essential for the synthesis of bile and nucleic acids‚ and it is used in many commercial gastric antacid preparations. It is important in the central nervous system where it acts as one of the main inhibitory neurotransmitters. Although high amounts of Proline and 4-hydroxyproline are found in collagen (important for skin and connective tissue)‚ almost 1/3 rd is comprised of Glycine. High amounts of Glycine are found in gelatin‚ which is a denatured collagen. Low plasma levels of Glycine are noted in hypoglycemics‚ those with viral infections and fevers‚ CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and anemia. A metabolic disorder causing excessive levels of Glycine in the spinal fluid is responsible for Non-Ketotic Hyperglycemia‚ or Rett Syndrome‚ which has symptoms of autism.
GLYCINE AND GLUCONEOGENESIS
Glycine is considered a glucogenic amino acid‚ which includes others such as Glutamine‚ Alanine‚ Threonine‚ Serine‚ Methionine‚ Tyrosine‚ and Lysine‚ and thus is involved in maintaining blood sugar levels. Hypoglycemics
are low in Glycine and supplementation with Glycine‚ along with other glucogenic amino acids‚ is beneficial in regulating low blood sugar levels‚ and increasing energy in those who are lethargic due to this condition.
Ingredients per capsule
Glycine 500 mg.