Neurologist Akarachkova: glycine can both have a calming and stimulating effect

Neurologist Elena Akarachkova spoke about the rules for taking glycine.

Many Russians take glycine to support the nervous system, worry less, and avoid stress. Neurologist Akarachkova said in an interview that glycine can both have a calming and stimulating effect.

The specialist clarified that the drug contains an amino acid necessary for the functions of the nervous system. Its small doses have a stimulating effect, large doses have a calming effect.

“If we want to improve memory a little, increase performance, then this is about 300 milligrams per day, divided into two or three doses. If, on the contrary, there is emotional lability, sleep disturbance, then this is already 3,000 milligrams. In this case, you can take it once half an hour to an hour before bedtime,” the doctor shared with Sputnik radio.
The expert emphasized that uncontrolled use of glycine is extremely undesirable; the drug should be prescribed by the attending physician. Akarachkova also warned that if a severe anxiety disorder or chronic anxiety develops, glycine is unlikely to have the desired effect – its effect in general cannot be considered strong. If a person uses it for a long time (for example, several months), taking the drug at some point finally stops helping.

What helps you calm down and relax:

  • Turn off all electronic devices 30 minutes before going to bed. Light from smartphones and other gadgets reduces the production of the hormone melatonin, which makes a person less likely to fall asleep. The devices themselves are additional sources of stressful information.
  • Write on paper about what causes strong feelings. Read this list for 15-20 minutes a day and think about how you can solve problematic issues.
  • Learn breathing exercises that help stabilize your heartbeat.
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  • Drink a glass of tea with honey or a glass of water in slow sips.
  • Move around. You can do some exercise, go for a light jog or walk outside, or do some cleaning. Physical activity relieves concentration on anxious thoughts and improves blood supply to the brain, which helps you think instead of giving in to panic.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Elena Akarachkova Elena Akarachkova Health neurologist, President of the International Society “Stress under Control”, Doctor of Medical Sciences