In light of a few recent threads (for instance: this, this, and this) I've taken action and started eating a few Glycine/gelatin rich foods such as thick broth, pork skins, and even some good paleo gelatin treats...
Turns out it's really easy to get more gelatin/glycine in your diet. Hardly trying, I can get more than 10 grams per day.
Any clue where I should set my upper daily/weekly limits? It's pretty easy to figure out that we should eat more glycine, but just how much, it seems, is a more difficult question.
asked byMethodician (624)
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on April 21, 2014
at 08:36 PM
It's either at 12% of calories in total or at 12% of calories from protein as glycine where you start to see slower physical growth in rats. As in, they don't grow as large. To play it safe 10% of protein calories as glycine would be what I would set as an upper limit. Not an ideal necessarily, but a rough upper limit, I would see no advantage in eating more than that.
on April 22, 2014
at 12:26 PM
What do you want to accomplish? Are your nails splitting? Enough is enough, and more than enough is just bulk calories. 10g a day should do it.