Discover more from Sally's Real Life
Not a completed post, just notes so far.
Glycine is like my new magic supplement for sleep and repairing my digestive tract. Since I talked about it in my FB group live today, I created this post so you can catch up on the research.
As far as sleep goes, when I take glycine, I sleep like a rock. It’s clearly living up to its reputation for me, I hope it does for you!
Gut Tissue Repair
Regarding gut health, glycine is pretty essential for keeping that healthy. And I do mean all 18 feet of it!
You know, most of us think of the belly area when we think of the gut. But a healthy gut means the entire tract is impermeable: nothing gets in the tract except via mouth, nothing gets out except via anus.
Glycine can help repair the tissues throughout your entire digestive tract which means many of the symptoms pictured below may be healed as well. Not pictured is the esophagus but it’s included, part of the tract :)
What I’m Reading, Listening to:
Mercola: Glycine to Increase Longevity and Decrease Depression This is at Epoch Times and I think you may have to login. It’s free.
Axe: Glycine: The Muscle-Building, Brain-Boosting Amino Acid Dr. Axe is one of my go-tos for basic info.
Self-Hacked: 17 Benefits of Glycine Supplements
Food Renegade: WHAT IS GLYCINE AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
Ray Peat Forum: On any forum, there are lots of people asking questions and/or making claims that may or may not be valid. I’ve searched specifically for Haidut who is a researcher and genius. His posts on glycine here.
The Sleep Doctor: Glycine for Sleep
Chris Masterjohn is a brainiac. I only watch his “Lite” videos because his regular ones are 1-2 hours of intense microbiology. He’s a WAPF person (westonaprice.org), very into metabolism and health building.
We take a lot of aspirin for inflammation (another Ray Peat idea, tons of research on this). Glycine is good to take with:
That’s what I’ve got, I’ll add as I find more info and results. So far, I sleep like a ROCK. Love this stuff :)
PS. Info on raw milk here, I can help get you connected to a farmer :)