Pain and muscle tension and not sure why? Feel like you don’t recover fast enough after a workout? Thinking you are aging way to fast? Trouble sleeping? It’s possible that you’re deficient in the amino acid glycine. Doc J started seeing a trend in the deficiencies showing up in lab results of her fit yet chronically fatigued patients, this podcast is the first on a series of podcasts dedicated to the nutrients most depleted in adults with chronic fatigue, aches and pains. In this episode Doc J talks about the benefits of supplementing with glycine to relieve chronic body aches and pains in addition to speeding up post workout recovery, helping with sleep, detoxifying the body and maintaining a sharp focused mind.
What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:
• Why your aches and pains could be a sign of glycine deficiency
• How not to feel injured all the time by making your body more efficient at repairing tissue damage
• How to get you to sleep faster each night
• Why you need sufficient glycine to have a sharp focused mind
Resources From This Episode:
• Designs for Health – Glycine Powder – (If you want to buy directly from Designs for Health – enter my name Dr. Jannine Krause to purchase from their store)
• Vital Nutrients – Glycine Powder
• Muscle Aches and Pains / Sleep Aid Glycine Dosage: 3 grams in 4-8 oz of water 2 hours before bed – nightly**
• Focus the Brain Dosage: Lick your pinky finger, dip it in the powder and lick the glycine off your pinky. Give 10 minutes for focus to set in. If no results go up to 1.5 grams in 4 oz of water and see how you do.**
• Multifarious Beneficial Effect of Nonessential Amino Acid, Glycine: A Review
• Glycine and Sleep – Some Research Studies
Chase, M. “Confirmation of the consensus that glycinergic postsynaptic inhibition is responsible for the atonia of REM sleep”. The Journal of Neuroscience Vol. 31, No. 11 (2008): 1487-1491.
Bannai, M., et al. “The effects of glycine on subjective daytime performance in partially sleep-restricted healthy volunteers”. Frontiers in Neurology Vol. 18, No. 3 (2012): 61.
Inagawa, K., et al. “Subjective effects of glycine ingestion before bedtime on sleep quality”. Sleep and Biological Rhythms Vol. 4, No. 1 (2006): 75–77.
**Note: Ask your doctor if glycine is safe for you. All supplement suggestions made during this podcast are pure suggestions and not meant to diagnose, treat or replace medical advice. Please discuss all supplement programs and change with your medical provider prior to starting any protocols.
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