Glycine supplements may protect against osteoporosis
Taking glycine supplements may help to prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis and osteoporosis, research shows.
Glycine is used in the body to synthesise proteins and is found in fish, meat and dairy products.
A study of 600 people affected by physical degenerative diseases found that glycine supplements notably improved their symptoms.
"We concluded that many degenerative disease such as arthrosis can be treated as deficiency diseases due to lack of glycine, since supplementing a diet with this amino acid leads to a notable improvement in symptomology without the need to take pain killers," say scientists at the University of Granada.
They add that daily 5mg doses of glycine taken morning and night can cause symptoms to improve over four months.
"Taking a supplement is optional. I personally, want to prevent as much osteoporosis as I can. I will take/do whatever I can. I'm 46 and already have it. So for me, more supplements are better" - Diana in Austin, Texas
"I think that some supplements are a good idea but when is it time to say enough is enough?" - Name and address supplied