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What are the risks of taking glycine supplements?

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Glycine appears to be safe, even at doses as high as 60 grams a day. But glycine's safety has not been fully tested or studied. Particular caution should be taken when considering glycine for young children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and people with liver or kidney disease.

People being treated with clozapine should avoid taking glycine. Also people who have had a stroke should not take glycine without the supervision of a doctor.

From: Glycine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Glycine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Glycine."

Gusey, E. , January-February 2000. Cerebrovascular Diseases

Harvey, S.G. , 1985. Pharmatherapeutica

File, S.E. , Dec. 19 1999. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 12, 2017

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Glycine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Glycine."

Gusey, E. , January-February 2000. Cerebrovascular Diseases

Harvey, S.G. , 1985. Pharmatherapeutica

File, S.E. , Dec. 19 1999. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 12, 2017

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