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225: Is TMG a good source of glycine?

Masterjohn Q&A Files Episode 225


Question: Is TMG a good source of glycine?

And so glycine is a methyl buffer. So it's not the default that one extra methyl group from TMG is going to make one molecule of glycine get lost, but generally if you put TMG into the system, you're going to lose methyl groups and you're going to wind up with probably the dimethylglycine going into the mitochondrion. Maybe that improves your glycine status, but I'm not so sure about that and I wouldn't rely on it. So I would just treat them completely differently.

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083: Ask Me Anything About Nutrition, June 10, 2021

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