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Glycine versus Sarcosine


#1

Since Sarcosine is metabolized into Glycine, would taking Glycine supplement have the same effect as Sarcosine?
Glycine is cheaper and easier to buy.


#2

U can try both…!!! One on one sarcosine vs glycine…!!!

Keep us updated…


#3

You would need much much more glycine. So it probably wouldn’t be cheaper once you adjust for the dosage.


#4

I have no idea of the equivalent dose of the 2 drugs.
How much Sarcosine do people take a day ?


#5

I have just bought some Sarcosine, I should get it on Saturday, I have Googled the dose for sz and it is 1-2g a day, so I am going to take 1500mg a day and see if it helps with my negative symptoms.


#6

Yeah the equivalent dose for glycine was something crazy like 60 grams. Although some people take less and think it works.


#7

Thanks for finding out the dose of Glycine, 60g would mean I would have to take 2 bottles of tablets every day. I hope the Sarcosine works for me as I have not found anything to treat the negative symptoms so far.


#8

that high dose is reported to induce brain damage i can barelly tolerate 2,5 grams of glycine 3x a day warning!!!


#9

Not that I would be taking 60 grams, but can you cite the case study showing brain damage?


#10

ive read on a forum or glycine review site that a woman took that much to get better and got brain damage :frowning:
yes i know this is very very bad

i barelly could tolerate 2 grams 3 times daily i had to quit because i think my sinuses are somewhat infected or i have another condition i dont know about, i just took NAC for the first time and i feel relaxed and motivated already

twinklestars, do i need to take NAC twice daily 600 mg one in the morning and one in the evening for schizophrenia and anxiety and depression? :frowning: oh man


#11

because theres a report that an women who took NAC showed significant improvement on 600 mg

but i need to take it twice daily right? my psychiatrist from Brussels Elsene has approved me taking it


#12

On the NAC study they used 1g 2 times per day.

Glad it seems to be helping.


#13

I had my Sarcosine delivered today, I have just taken 1.5g and I am trying it for a month to see if it helps with my negative symptoms.


#14

I tried Glycine, didn’t notice much of anything from it over six months. Yet another supplement ripoff.


#15

today i feel dizzy i think its the NAC i am 2 weeks on it


#16

I have been on Sarcosine for 2 weeks now, it has not helped me at all with the negative symptoms but I do sleep better, I don’t think I will be buying anymore.
The only thing that I think would help with my negative symptoms is a stimulant medication, but I don’t see any doctor prescribing me that.


#17

One article I read mentioned 60 mg. I don’t have the link right now. Hopefully someone can find it.


#18

Isn’t sarcosine similar to DMG (dimethylglycine)? Sarcosine is n-methylglycine. Each time I google sarcosine, DMG would pop up as well as if they are similar?

I don’t have schizophrenia but I’m hoping my OCD would be eased with using glycine. I have never tried this of all things that I have tried! NAC is more for trichotillomania form of OCD.


#19

60 mg wouldn’t do anything - all the glycine doses for sz are in the grams.


#20

Sarcosine is much stronger than glycine and glycine has a hard time crossing the blood-brain barrier so you must take a massive amount for it to work (~60 grams/day, enough to make you throw up) sarcosine does the exact same thing in the brain, I would highly recommend taking it!