Glycine, Methionine and Carnivore Soda!
Carnivore soda is a recipe of: sparkling water with a tablespoon of glycine powder.
Glycine has a sweet, sugary taste and tastes great! It’s a simple amino acid, and an amazing molecule in the body which helps with many different processes; there’s sleep benefits, muscle protection, increased collagen production, anti-inflammatory effects, improved metabolic effects helping to stabilize blood sugar and it can help reduce oxidative stress.
Glycine is super important inside the body so we definitely need it. Note that muscle meat contains a large amount of methionine, so basically you have two amino acids; glycine and methionine, the break down of methionine actually requires glycine, so if you’re consuming a bunch of methionine you could start depleting your ingenious glycine levels.
This is why it’s important to consume exogenous sources of glycine through glycine powder, or you can get it from bone broth, collagen powder, eating the skin of the animal and/or connective tissue and bones.
Glycine powder is not very expensive can be purchased on Amazon as a bulk supplement.
You can take a tablespoon every night, mixing it with water which helps stabilize the mind and really helps to improve your sleep.
Source: Armstrong, Ashley and Sara, guest. “Strong Sistas – Ashley and Sarah – Optimizing Carnivore with Humor and Science” Carnivore Cast, 16 August 2019. https://www.carnivorecast.com/podcast/strongsistas