Collagen For Gut, Joint, And Bone Health.

Collagen is an anti-inflammatory protein that can improve gut, joint, and bone health. It is a great source of dietary glycine, which I’ve written about before, specifically regarding longevity[*], sleep, and muscle mass[*] Collagen contains peptides which have health benefits which may not achieved with supplemental glycine powder. The process of hydrolysis breaks collagen down […]

Glycine, Sleep, And Muscle

Glycine Improves Sleep And Increases Muscle Mass Glycine is an amino acid that makes up a large part of gelatin/collagen. Amino acids are generally categorized as essential or non-essential. Essential amino acids are those which cannot be made from other materials within the body, but which there is a biological requirement for. Glycine can be […]

Glycine and longevity

Caloric Restriction, Amino Acids, And Longevity

The effect of caloric restriction on longevity in animals has been observed as far back as 1935 when McCay observed extended lifespan in underfed rats. In that experiment, the rodents were weighed weekly and those on the restricted diet received calories based on weekly weight gain, they were allowed to gain 10g per week. The […]