Benefits and Uses of Glycine for kids

Glycine for kids

Benefits and Uses of Glycine for kids 

Very often, a child under a certain age cannot take a large list of medicines. But what about glycine tablets, because this is the most harmless drug that brings great benefits? Is glycine suitable for children and at what age? 

Can glycine be given to children and why?

Glycine is a well-known and popular drug, the main property of which is to regulate metabolism, activate the process of protective inhibition in the central nervous system (CNS) and relieve emotional stress. In another way, it is called gamma-aminobutyric acid. Interestingly, this substance is produced in the autonomic nervous system, therefore it is recognized as harmless to humans. 

Doctors prescribe glycine for children of different ages, and the indications for its use may be the need for: 

  • normalization of sleep;
  • getting rid of anxiety;
  • enhancing brain activity;
  • elimination of anxiety and irritability;
  • improving memory;
  • increasing concentration of attention;
  • improving mood;
  • improving school performance (for children over 6 years old). 

Glycine needs to be absorbed by children, and in most cases this is not difficult, since gamma-aminobutyric acid has a sweet taste. It is much easier for a child to take a sweet-tasting medicine sublingually (sublingually) than to drink a bitter potion or swallow a pill. 

The drug in question is transported through the bloodstream to the brain and begins to actively act. It does not accumulate in the body and can help remove toxins from the body. 

Very often, doctors prescribe glycine for children who are in school and have problems with academic performance due to the fact that they do not remember new information well and cannot concentrate. Also, gamma-aminobutyric acid can be prescribed to a child who, for some reason, is very restless and irritable or who does not sleep well. 

Since glycine tablets for children are very safe and scientifically proven, they begin to be given from a young age. The only contraindication to the use of the drug is an allergy to its components, and in addition to gamma-aminobutyric acid, it contains excipients. 

If, after taking gamma-aminobutyric acid in tablet form, the child develops a red rash, itching, weakness and dizziness, then the drug should be stopped. Such reactions indicate an allergy to the drug. 

But when is it recommended to start taking the medication in question and is glycine possible for children under one year old or should it be drunk from an older age?

At what age can children be given glycine and in what dosages?

The drug in question is standardly produced in a dosage of 100 mg, there are no special blisters with children's dosages. One blister can contain either 10 or 50 tablets. The pharmacy sells glycine without a prescription.  

The instructions of the drug clearly state that it can be given to children over 3 years old, taking at an earlier age is contraindicated. However, according to the individual prescription of the doctor and in the dosage indicated by him, the reception can be started at an earlier age (up to 3 years). 

Glycine for children over 3 years old can be taken with the following health deviations: 

Decreased brain activity and mental performance, memory impairment, mental retardation and distracted attention. In these cases, glycine is taken 1 tablet (100 mg) 2-3 times a day. The course of treatment lasts an average of 14-30 days. How much glycine can be given to children per day? The maximum amount of the drug that can be taken per day is 300 mg.

Diseases of the central nervous system:

  • neurosis-like states and neuroses;
  • deviations in health due to traumatic brain injury;
  • vegetative vascular dystonia;
  • negative consequences of neuroinfection;
  • various forms of encephalopathy (brain damage). 

With such diseases, children can drink gamma-aminobutyric acid 1 tablet (100 mg) 2-3 times a day. Typically, the course of this treatment lasts 7-14 days. 

3. Difficulty falling asleep and sleep disturbances. Glycine for sleep is prescribed for children from 3 years old. Half a tablet (50 mg) or one tablet (100 mg) should be taken 20 minutes before bedtime. 

Thus, glycine for children with a dosage of 100 mg is prescribed from 3 years of age, and the daily intake of this drug cannot exceed 3 tablets (300 mg).  

How to drink glycine for children and what foods contain it?

Glycine should be taken sublingually, that is, put the tablet under the tongue and wait until it is completely dissolved in the mouth. It is not washed down with water or any other liquid. You can take gamma-aminobutyric acid both before and after meals. The time of admission does not affect the rate of absorption of the main active ingredient. 

Gamma-aminobutyric acid is one of 20 essential amino acids that are used to synthesize various types of proteins. Therefore, it can also be obtained by eating protein foods. 

Products containing glycine and its amount per 100 g:

  • red meat (1.5-2 g);
  • pumpkin and sesame seeds (1.5-3.4 g);
  • hard cheese (0.6 g);
  • turkey (1.8 g), chicken (1.75 g);
  • fish (1.4 g);
  • beans (0.4 g);
  • peanuts (1.6 g), almonds (0.6 g);
  • eggs (0.5 g).

Now you know that you can give glycine to children from 3 years of age, in a dosage of no more than 100 mg (1 tablet) at a time. However, before buying and starting to use the drug, consult with your specialist doctor and do not self-medicate.