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Why do people take glycine supplements?

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Glycine has numerous proposed uses. Few of those suggested uses have enough evidence to fully back glycine's effectiveness.

Glycine has shown the most promise as a part of a treatment plan for schizophrenia. In several studies, glycine boosted the effectiveness of other schizophrenia drugs when taken at doses that of up to .6 grams per kilogram of weight per day. Talk with your 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 Melinda Ratini on September 30, 2019

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 Melinda Ratini on September 30, 2019

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