RECOMMENDED TO ENHANCE STRUCTURE & FUNCTION RELATING TO NUTRITIONAL NEEDS
AND DEFICIENCIES PERTAINING TO:
Formulation of collagen, found in skin and connective tissue.
Promoting synthesis of creatine to help prevent degeneration of muscle tissue and
may have an effect on Muscular Dystrophy and other degenerative muscular
Central nervous system by functioning as an inhibitory neurotransmitter and may
have an effect on Epilepsy.
Improper metabolism involved in non-Ketotic Hyperglycemia
Participating in the synthesis of purines, porphyrins, and glyoxylic acid
Involved in bile acid metabolism and gastrointestinal function.
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.
GLYCINE AND NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS
Glycine is one of the main precursors to inhibitory neurotransmitters, along with Taurine, GABA, and other such
as Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Serine and Threonine.
Research regarding supplementation with Glycine, along with traditional medications (antipsychotics), appear
to have beneficial results with Schizophrenics, although less effective when combined with clozapine.
GLYCINE AND MEMORY AND ATTENTION
Because of its receptor sites, Glycine appears to be beneficial in memory. In a double- blind crossover study,
both young and middle-aged men significantly benefited with improved episodic memory. It was suggested
that supplementation with Glycine could significantly improve memory that may be impaired due to jet lag,
disrupted sleep, or work fatigue, and be helpful in memory retrieval problems associated with schizophrenia,
Parkinsons disease and Huntingtons disease.
GLYCINE AND ANTICARCINOGENIC PROPERTIES
In a preliminary study over a 55-week period (published in 1999), Glycine was administered to animals with
hepatic cancer. The results indicated that Glycine prevented the formation of small tumors by 23%, inhibited
the development of medium tumors by 64% and prevented the formation of the largest tumors by nearly 80%.
The study conclusion was that Glycine might be an effective chemoprotective agent. In another study
published in1999 with animals with melanomas, those fed with Glycine had 50-70% less tumor size than the
control group. This study concluded that dietary Glycine prevents tumor growth in vivo by inhibiting
angiogenesis via the inhibition of endothelial cell proliferation.
GLYCINE AND GROWTH HORMONE LEVELS
Studies have indicated significant increase in growth hormone levels on those who were administered
between 4-12 grams of Glycine.
OTHER BENEFITS OF GLYCINE
Increases creatine synthesis. Glycine, along with Arginine supplementation, increases endogenous
Acute ischaemic stroke. A study of patients administered 1-2 grams of Glycine sublingually, within 6
hours after the onset of acute ischaemic stroke in the carotid artery, indicated favorable clinical
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MONTIFF PURE GLYCINE?
Montiff supplies the highest quality pure Glycine available in 500mg. capsules for fast assimilation.
Desiccant pads are provided to insure optimal freshness.
Pure Glycine Powder 150 gm
Serving size 1/2 teaspoon (Approx. 2 grams)
Ingredients per bottle:
Glycine (Aminoacetic Acid) 150 grams
As a dietary supplement, take 1/2 teaspoon (approx. 2 grams) daily, or as recommended by a health care professional. To be used as Dietary supplement in a normal food program. It is recommended that this product be taken with vitamin and minerals such as Montiff's Vita-Minz Plus.
Contains no Starch, Corn, Milk, Wheat, Yeast, Sugar, Eggs, Salt, Artificial Colors, Binders, Flavors, Preservatives or fish derivatives.
(syntesized from sodium glycinate - not animal source)
Do not refrigerate.