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Side Effects of Glycine

03/21/2016 admin

Glycine (abbreviated as Gly or G) is the smallest of the 20 amino acidscommonly found in proteins, and indeed is the smallest possible (having ahydrogen substituent as its side-chain). The formula is NH2CH2COOH. Itscodons are GGU, GGC, GGA, GGG of the genetic code.

Glycine is a colourless, sweet-tasting crystalline solid. It is unique among the proteinogenic amino acids in that it is achiral. It can fit intohydrophilic or hydrophobic environments, due to its minimal side chain of only one hydrogen atom.

 

General Side Effects

No significant side effects reported.

 

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Official Suggested Dosage

ADI: NOT LIMITED (Acceptable Daily Intake)

MTDI: NOT LIMITED (Maximum Tolerable Daily Intake)

Data Source: JECFA Database of WHO

 

Glycine is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. There is no proof showing that acquiring Glycine will do any harm to special groups, including newborns, children, pregnant, and other applicable vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Glycine in food and beverages as a food additive without any side effects. However, we still recommend consumers to consult food ingredient experts before using large quantity of Glycine for long period of time. There may be some side effects in large dosage.

 

GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) Substances

Yes. Glycine is on FDA’s GRAS exemption list, it’s widely accepted and used as a safe food ingredient in many countries.

 

Sources and Related Researches:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citric_acid https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1033 http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/citric_acid