Glycine Fights Viruses And More

“How Glycine Fights Viruses” And More – Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

[…] “Glycine intake at the afore-mentioned dose prevents the spread of viruses by strengthening the extracellular matrix barriers against their advance. ~ Journal of Functional Foods January 2021.” […]

[…] “Importantly, in the elderly, supplementation with glycine and NAC [N-acetylcysteine] improved four of nine hallmarks of aging associated with most age-related disorders, namely mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, insulin resistance and genomic damage.” […]


· Collagen accounts for about 30% of the total protein in your body; 28% of collagen, in turn, is made up of the amino acid glycine

· Glycine is the amino acid with the highest concentration in connective tissue. Its benefits go far beyond connective tissue health as glycine has anti-inflammatory effects, acts as a neurotransmitter, and plays an important role in the epigenetic regulation that drives the aging process

· Glycine helps protect against viruses by reinforcing the extracellular matrix, which acts as a physical barrier to infectious agents such as bacteria, fungi and viruses

· Most people need 8.5 to 10 grams more glycine than what their bodies can synthesize in a day

· To boost your glycine intake, either eat more collagen or gelatin-rich foods and take a high-quality collagen or gelatin supplement, or supplement with pure glycine, which is available in powder form and tends to be very affordable

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