Health Benefits of Glycine

JGeropoulas

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Galaxia2002 said:
JGeropoulas said:
I began taking magnesium glycinate a month ago and have been enjoying very deep and restorative sleep. I actually wake up full of energy like I remember doing 30 years ago! This effect must be from either the improved absorption of magnesium (I've been taking magnesium citrate for 8 years now.), or the addition of glycine (my hunch). I've read that a 200 mg capsule of magnesium glycinate contains 617 mg. of glycine, so I'm getting 1226 mg. of glycine by taking two capsules at bedtime.

Since many of the studies are based on higher doses, I plan to supplement with additional glycine powder to maximize the anti-inflammatory benefits in hope that this will reduce sinus congestion that nothing else has done much to improve (though recent acupuncture has been promising so far).

Maybe this trick can help reduce cost for people consuming magnesium glycinate. As you know magnesium glycinate is a bit expensive but is one of the best options, but there is a trick of basic chemistry: You can form in situ the magnesium glycinate if you mix a water solution of magnesium chloride with glycine in powder, the reaction is in seconds, so what you really ingest is essentially the chelate.
That's good to know. I've read that in magnesium glycinate, the ratio of magnesium to glycine is 1:2 which must be something other than physical weight because "200 mg of magnesium glycinate contains 617 mg of glycine".

So what amounts of water, magnesium and glycine should be used when making our own?


On a related note, I found this formula to calculate how much magnesium is bioavailable (bioavailability % of various magnesiums here: _http://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/16932-bioavailability-elemental-of-magnesium-types/ ):

(mg powder in capsule) x (% elemental mag.)/(100) x (% bioavailability)/100 = amount of magnesium actually available to the body

Example: 500mg Mag Oxide
(500mg) x (60%)/100 x (4%)/100 = 12g of magnesium
 

nicklebleu

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JGeropoulas said:
(mg powder in capsule) x (% elemental mag.)/(100) x (% bioavailability)/100 = amount of magnesium actually available to the body

Example: 500mg Mag Oxide
(500mg) x (60%)/100 x (4%)/100 = 12g of magnesium

That would be 12 mg, which is not a lot - magnesium oxide has very poor bioavailability.
 

goyacobol

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FOTCM Member
JGeropoulas said:
goyacobol said:
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Thanks, Divide By Zero. I'm thinking about the powder for adjustable dosage. I may try the dosage Laura does up to 15 grams a day or 1 teaspoon or cut back if I need to do that. Looks like a good discount with the coupon.
...or 1 teaspoon (5 grams), 3 times/day to equal 15 grams/day

Thanks JGeropoulas. I missed that.
 
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