Glycine- do we have too much of it?


Glycine is essential at the NMDA receptor site, it was found that there were an increase in glycine receptors possibly as compensation for the reduced glutamate activity. Increasing NMDA function with glycine agonists maybe a potential new strategy for the management of schizophrenia. High doses of glycine at 30 g/day gave significant antipsychotic results. Schizophrenia and Glutamate, B. G. Bunney, PhD.,

Less Glycine and more Beer?



Actually - if you have schizophrenia or a psychosis - the research shows that you need more glycine (it helps reduce negative symptoms). Here is our indepth coverage of the research in this area: