- Naturally present for brief periods in muscles and various tissues.
- Used for improving speech and behaviour in those with autism, and for increasing attention and neurological function.
Sarcosine (N-methylglycine) is a methyl derivate of the amino acid glycine. It is found in egg yolk, turkey, ham, vegetables and legumes. It was first isolated and named by the German chemist Justus von Liebig in the mid-19th century.
Sarcosine is naturally present in the body in muscles and various tissues via the enzyme glycine dehydrogenase. It is formed from choline intake and from the metabolism of methionine, and is then broken down into glycine, an important constituent of protein.
Sarcosine is essential for muscle synthesis and composition but it is also the principal metabolic source of glutathione, creatine and serine. Apart from its critical role in certain metabolic processes, it has three main properties:
Sarcosine thus constitutes a new nootropic, along with noopept, or AFA extract. Supplementation benefits healthy adults just as it does those with Alzheimer's disease undergoing what can be aggressive treatment to alleviate degenerative cognition problems. As with any nootropic, it supports the body in adapting better to life's challenges, facilitates motivation and decision-making and improves cognitive and neurosensorial processes as a whole.
The recommended dose is between 1.5g and 3g a day, preferably split into two doses. Sarcosine is free from toxicity and few side-effects have been reported, apart from a few headaches or gastric problems when starting supplementation, as is the case with any brain tropism nutritional supplement, but this does not, however, constitute a contraindication.
|Daily dose: 6 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 16
|Amount per dose|
|Sarcosine||3 000 mg|
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice flour.|
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