Glycine is a nootropic medication which improves metabolic function in the brain. This product includes B vitamins which increase its nootropic effect. It is unique among proteinogenic amino acids in that achiral. It can be hydrophilic or hydrophobic because it only has a single carbon atom at its side chain position.
Indications for use:
The active substance in the drug is an amino acid which the human body produces to regulate metabolism and central nervous system functions.
A higher dose of glycine in combination with a maximum dose of B vitamins widens the scope of the drug's effects. As a result, it can work as a sedative in addition to being a nootropic and metabolic aid.
Vitamin B1 acts to normalise the state of the nervous system and stimulate thought and mental productivity.
Vitamin B6 accelerates the functional processes of the brain and helps to overcome irritability and fatigue.
Vitamin B12 speeds nerve tissue regeneration and improves concentration and memory. It plays a part in acetylcholine production, a neurotransmitter that affects learning and memory.
Two tablets (the recommended daily dose) of Glycine Forte contain 300 mg of glycine, B vitamins: B1- 5 mg, B6- 6 mg, B12- 9 mcg. One pack contains a month’s supply of 60 tablets.
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
Glycine quickly enters tissue and bodily fluids in the human body. It also passes the blood brain barrier. In the liver, it is converted rapidly to carbon dioxide and water.
Dosage and administration
Adult patients are to take one tablet twice a day. The patient must hold the tablet in their mouth until it dissolves. As a rule, the course of treatment is one month, but it can be lengthened according to the patient’s needs.
Possible side effect
Glycine lowers toxicity of antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsive medications. When taken along with tranquilisers, sleeping pills, and neuroleptics, it adds to the suppression of the central nervous system.
This drug should not be mixed with alcohol, as it is intended to reduce alcohol cravings and diminish the effects of alcohol on the body.