Glycine: Of all the amino acids glycine performs the most biochemical functions of any of the amino acids. It is involved in
the formation of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) which are the basis of our genetic makeup, therefore glycine's presence is of paramount importance
to us. Glycine is also a constituent of collagen, bile acids and many hormones and is involved in liver detoxification.
Glycine and Gout
Glycine has the ability to increase growth hormone release as well as the excretion of uric acid from the body. As abnormally high levels of
uric acid can cause painful bouts of gout, increased removal of this acid from the body of afflicted persons can bring a substantial reduction
in the number and severity of gout attacks. Indeed stories of relief from gout have come from those who drink Noni juice on a regular basis.
Glycine is also involved in glucose and creatine phosphate synthesis as discussed earlier.