So I have this really weird relationship with glycine:
When taken post workout, I feel calm, rested and I am able to slow down my CNS. But when I use it before bed my mind is racing like hell. It’s as if I was relaxed and then all of a sudden my heart rate goes up, my mind starts bringing up all kinds of stuff at a very fast rate and I lose control over my thoughts.
Having said that, I do take 1g of taurine with glycine post-workout and magnesium bisglycinate before bed. Perhaps the calm feeling post workout is the taurine talking? I am a stressed type 2B/3A individual at the moment.
CT has mentioned this in the past: “HOWEVER in about 15-20% of the population it can have paradoxical/opposite effects. In individuals with too much glutamate (very emotional people, with tons of mood swings) glycine becomes excitory instead of inhibitory.”
Should type 2B’s just stick to taurine and avoid glycine, even though its benefits are so multifacetted?