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Glycine and Insulin Resistance


clinical trials are starting to show that when insulin resistant and diabetic patients’ diets are supplemented with glycine, the clinical markers of the condition improve markedly as was previously demonstrated in laboratory rats. So, for example, in a study in Mexico City in 2008 found that, in 3 dozen patients taking 15 g/day of glycine (v. placebo controls) mean fasting glucose went down from 183 mg/dL to 140: from way diabetic to right on the border of diabetes. In the same study, hemoglobin A1C (a standard measure of long-term blood sugar control) decreased from 8.3 to 6.9 (i.e., down to non-diabetic levels),

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A very useful post.Natural way to reduce BS.Is sweetamine available in India?It is definitely worthwhile to be more knowledgeable on this subject.


guess Sweetamine means nothing but purified gelatin..which is avilable in any grocery shop for Rs.50/- for 100 Gms..

Gelatin at grocery shop may not be very pure...as I understand there are various grades ...mostly grocery shop gelatin is 120 Grade..(gelatin grading is done on 'Bloom test')

Gelatin which passes bloom test for 300 is suppose to be good...

But not sure which grade gelatin posses more Glycine...


gelatin as i know is used in making ice cream and is considered as an adulteration and thickening agent


Yes same thing... but is it considered as adulteration???


yes .A pure ice cream uses milk cream to thicken where as cheap varieties use gelatin.


Further to the post,thefollowing is further information available on the use of glycin

Glycine is an amino acid, a building block for protein. It is not considered an “essential amino acid” because the body can make it from other chemicals. A typical diet contains about 2 grams of glycine daily. Other Namesfor glycinare:

Acide Aminoacétique, Acide Amino-Acétique, Aminoacetic Acid, Athenon, Free Base Glycine, G Salt, Glicina, Glycine de Base Libre, Glycocoll, Glycosthene, Iconyl, L-Glycine, Monazol.sources are protein-rich foods including meat, fish, dairy, and legumes.

Glycine is used for treating schizophrenia, stroke, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and some rare inherited metabolic disorders. It is also used to protect kidneys from the harmful side effects of certain drugs used after organ transplantation as well as the liver from harmful effects of alcohol. Other uses include cancer prevention and memory enhancement.

Some people apply glycine directly to the skin to treat leg ulcers and heal other wounds.

The body uses glycine to make proteins. Glycine is also involved in the transmission of chemical signals in the brain, so there is interest in trying it for schizophrenia and improving memory. Some researchers think glycine may have a role in cancerprevention because it seems to interfere with the blood supply needed by certain tumors.Possibly Effective for:

•Treating schizophrenia, when used with other conventional medicines.

•Treating leg ulcers, when applied as a cream that also contains other amino acids.

•Treating the most common form of stroke (ischemic stroke). Putting glycine under the tongue may help to limit brain damage caused by an ischemic stroke when started within 6 hours of having the stroke. An ischemic stoke is caused by the blockage of a blood vessel (usually by a clot) in the brain. Brain cells beyond the obstruction don’t receive oxygen and begin to die, causing irreversible damage..However there is isufficient evidence for

•Memory enhancement.

•Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).

•Liver protection.

•Cancer prevention.

•Other conditions.

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of glycine for these uses.

Glycine seems to be safe for most people when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Most people do not experience side effects, although there have been a few reports of nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, and drowsiness.Special Precautions & Warnings:for

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of glycine during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:


•For treating schizophrenia: Glycine has been used in doses ranging from 0.4 to 0.8 g/kg daily in divided doses. It is usually started at 4 g daily and increased by 4 g per day until the effective dose is reached.


•For protecting brain cells (neuroprotection) after onset on a stroke caused by a clot (ischemic stroke): 1 to 2 g per day started within 6 hours after stroke onset.


•For treating leg ulcers: A cream containing 10 mg of glycine, 2 mg of L-cysteine, and 1 mg of DL-threonine per gram of cream has been used. The cream was applied at each wound cleaning and dressing change once daily, every other day, or twice daily.

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here is something more interesting....


In 1964 the veterinary Dr Harry Robertson happened to burn his hand, and sought relief

by quickly immersing it in a gel which was nearby. After 10 minutes the pain had

disappeared, there were no blisters, and in due course the hand healed without any scars.

The gel was a fresh extract of chicken bones, used as a cheap source of protein. After

testing its healing properties on animals and humans, Dr Robertson began to marker it

under the name Revital.


FDA stops Dr Robertson and Revital

The FDA was required by the Freedom of Information Act to produce the results of their

sterility tests on the three random samples they had examined, but were unable to provide

any evidence of contamination. At Dr Robertson’s request, several random samples of

Revital were sent to four different independent laboratories, and all reported that the

product satisfied sterility requirements of the United States Pharmacopoeia (UPS).

(Note: Preparations of Revital have a typical pH of ca.4.6, which, to say the least, is not

ideal for the growth of bacteria!) However, the FDA was determined to prevent the sale

of Revital. Dr Robertson was now nearly 80 years old and too disheartened to try to

market Revital in another country. Thus did the FDA succeed in killing off this miracle


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