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AOR Glycine - Conditionally Essential Amino Acid - 500 grams

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An important amino acid
• Enhances memory function
• Helps regulate blood sugar levels
• Important for bone health
• Anti-inflammatory

AOR Glycine - Conditionally Essential Amino Acid

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An important amino acid
• Enhances memory function
• Helps regulate blood sugar levels
• Important for bone health
• Anti-inflammatory

Powerful simplicity
is the simplest of the body's amino acids. Despite its small size, it has very important roles in a number of biological functions including memory development, healthy thought patterns, collagen synthesis, and normal cell development. It is needed for the production of several important proteins and enzymes and is essential for detoxification.

Memory and mental health
effects on memory were demonstrated in a study of healthy students and middle-aged men who benefited from significantly improved memory and sustained attention after supplementation. Glycine also helps deal with some of the speech, mood and social side¬effects of schizophrenia.

Good things come in little packages
benefits go far beyond memory and mental health. It increases levels of human growth hormone (hGC) whose age-related loss in the body contributes to a number of aging symptoms. Glycine also helps regulate blood sugar levels, helps block tumor growth, protects the brain and is important for bone health. It has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Considering its small size, this conditionally essential amino acid has an amazing range of health benefits.

Glycine is the smallest and simplest of the amino acids. It is the second most-used amino acid in the biosynthesis of proteins and enzymes, it's essential for the phase-II detoxification of many drugs and chemicals, and for the body's manufacture of such critical biomolecules as nucleic acids, the high-energy carrier creatine phosphate, and the key antioxidant glutathione.

Glycine, NMDA, and Memory
The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is critical for memory development and retention. However, the main activator of this receptor is glutamate, an excitatory amino acid whose excessive stimulation of the NMDA receptor causes a deadly overstimulation of the neuron which eventually burns the brain cell out. Fortunately, there is another site on the NMDA receptor complex which allows glycine to be the activator instead of glutamate. Glycine enhances long¬term potentiation of memory without producing neurotoxicity.

Neurodegenerative conditions.
A study of healthy students and middle-aged men found that glycine supplementation significantly improved memory in all subjects and significantly improved sustained attention in the middle-aged participants. These effects are unique in that they do not involve a stimulant effect and don't affect mood. Therefore, glycine "is likely to be of benefit in situations where high retrieval of information is needed or when performance is impaired by jet lag, shift work, or disrupted sleep."

Glycine, NMDA, and Schizophrenia
Several trials have now shown that high-dose glycine supplementation improves the "negative symptoms" of schizophrenia (such as "flat" emotional expression, depression, poverty of speech, apathy, and social withdrawal). This is an important result, since most schizophrenia medications only affect the "positive symptoms" of the disease, such as the hallucinations. Glycine also appears to boost the efficacy, and reduce the side-effects, of some schizophrenia medications.

Glycine and Growth Hormone (hGH)
For some time, research has been focusing in on the age-related loss of human growth hormone (hGH, or somatotropin) as a major source of the symptoms of aging. hGH helps keep our bones strong, our immune systems vigorous, and our wound-healing abilities optimal. It builds muscle and burns fat. Its levels are high in our youth, when all of these functions are at their peak, and their decline follows the decline in many aspects of youthful function. Less than 6 grams of glycine has been shown to more than triple hGH levels in normal, healthy men and women.

Glucose Metabolism
In one study of healthy men and women, glycine supplementation reduced the total increase in blood sugar after a high intake of glucose by a remarkable 50%. Importantly, this channeling of the glucose surge was not accompanied by any increase in insulin levels, nor did it push fasting glucose levels down into hypoglycemia.

In animal studies, glycine supplementation has been found to reduce tumor growth and directly inhibit the progression of early, precancerous lesions into full-blown tumors. This appears to be due to its ability to block the growth of blood vessels that feed cancer cells.

Good Things Come in Small Packages
also has been found to have cytoprotective, immunomodulating, and antithrombotic effects. It can suppress inflammatory responses, protect the brain from stroke damage and help the brain heal after a stroke, and improve outcomes after organ transplantation. It has important roles in bone health and as an extracellular signaling molecule. AOR's Glycine delivers all the health benefits of this remarkable little molecule.

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ProductSKU 624917040654
Ingredients Contains: 500 grams
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon

Amount per Serving:

Glycine ~15 g

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AOR guarantees that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish or shellfish.

Suggested Use: For healthy thought patterns or healthy cell development and blood vessel formation, take 15-60 g (~ 1-4 T). For general healthy brain function, dissolve 5 g (~1 tsp) under your tongue and hold for one minute twice daily. For hGH release, dissolve 5 g (~1 tsp) under your tongue and hold for one minute, 45 minutes before bed, breakfast, or exhaustive weight-bearing exercise. For the above uses, take on an empty stomach. For healthy metabolism of meal carbohydrates, take 5 g after a meal. Or as directed by a qualified health consultant.

Main Applications
• Cognitive support.
• Neuroprotection.
• Cytoprotection.
• Supports normal cell growth and differentiation
• Supports healthy thought patterns
• Supports growth hormone release
• Supports healthy glucose metabolism
• Supports bone health

Source: pharmaceutical synthesis.

Pregnancy / Nursing: Safe at 2 g/day.

Cautions: None.

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