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The Beautiful Benefits of Glycine

By now you know we are mildly obsessed with collagen. One of the reasons ingesting collagen is so beneficial for the body is its high amount of a magical amino acid called glycine. Glycine is considered one of the most important amino acids in the body. The body does produce some glycine on its own, but we also consume glycine through our diets. And stepping up your glycine levels can be a game changer.

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  • Here are some reasons it is a good idea to get plenty of glycine in your diet: 

    Glycine has been shown in research to aid sleep. It does this by helping the body make more of the neurotransmitters that deepen sleep, as well as helping the body regulate its temperature and sleep cycle better. Who doesn’t want the best, most refreshing sleep?

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    Glycine is used to make a super-duper-extra-potent antioxidant in the body called glutathione. This antioxidant is a powerful defender in the body against free radical damage.

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    Glycine is protective for the liver, especially after drinking alcohol. You can dive into the nerdy bits here. But in the meantime, did we mention SkinTē makes an amazing mixer?

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    Glycine may be helpful to people with type 2 diabetes. Promising research has shown glycine may increase insulin sensitivity.  

    You can sip confidently knowing the collagen peptides in your SkinTē are brimming with glycine. Cheers!