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A Small Molecule with a Big Impact on Sleep - Glycine

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A Small Molecule with a Big Impact on Sleep - Glycine

Glycine has a calming effect on the brain – it helps you wind down and prepare for sleep. Its role as an inhibitory neurotransmitter has been unfolding over many years of ongoing research efforts. Easily one of the most versatile amino acids, glycine serves as a building block to proteins (collagen, the most abundant protein in our body, is one-third glycine), and is heavily utilized for the production of heme, DNA and RNA synthesis, glutathione formation, and for enriching the body’s capacity for methylation reactions [1][2]. Sleep Problems People need sleep. It is our basic human need. Too many of...

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