The #1 Collagen Tip for Amazing Hair, Nails, & Skin

Check out this useful tip that can give you better hair, nails, skin, and more!


0:00 Introduction: What is collagen?
0:26 What is glycine?
1:10 Glycine and glutathione
1:30 Benefits of glycine
4:26 Glycine deficiency
5:00 Best sources of glycine
6:35 Can you take too much glycine?
6:50 How to take glycine
6:55 Why you need glycine

In this video, we’ll discuss a very important amino acid: glycine. Collagen is a main component of connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. About ⅓ of collagen is made by glycine.

Your body can make glycine, but unfortunately, it doesn’t make very much. If you're not getting it from the diet, you could be deficient. Unless you’re eating the skin and cartilage from meat, you’re probably not getting enough glycine.

Glycine is needed to make the most important antioxidant for all of your cells, glutathione. Without enough glycine to make glutathione, you can’t detoxify your body. This can cause a buildup of toxicity, leading to inflammation.

Glycine is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and is an essential building block for many enzymes and proteins.

Here are some of the many important functions of glycine:
• Makes heme in your blood
• Important for gum health
• Essential for DNA
• Building block for catalase
• Supports sleep
• Supports the liver
• Can help fix a leaky gut
• Detoxifies uric acid
• Supports blood sugar
• Helps with weight loss
• Reduces visceral fat

Glycine can also turn into glucose to be used as fuel. Certain parts of the body, especially the brain, need a certain amount of glucose. If you’re not consuming glucose, your body can make it. Glycine is a precursor for glucose, but don’t worry about it bumping you out of ketosis. Glycine stimulates the hormone glucagon, which opposes insulin.

If you’re not eating animals nose-to-tail, if you’re under stress, taking medication, drinking alcohol, or exposed to toxins, you can become deficient in glycine.

You can increase your glycine intake by consuming gelatin! Try making your own gelatin using Knox Blox and using a natural sweetener like stevia. You can also take a glycine supplement. The average person needs about 4 to 10 grams of glycine per day.

Bone broth and pork rinds can increase your glycine intake, but you need to consume a lot to get enough glycine.

As we age, we need more glycine. Increasing glycine intake can potentially help people with osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, hair thinning, insomnia, gout, and kidney stones.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about the importance of glycine. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @ramyaneelakandan3621 says:

    Every video is so informative ! Absolutely love all your videos

  • @dmercier6437 says:

    Super interesting information. Thanks for your awesome videos!

  • @derektierney1314 says:

    Great video Dr berg & what I really love about these are you break them down so everyone can understand them unlike when I’m listening to my doctor who might as well be speaking German (lol)

  • @candykane6991 says:

    Looks like I’ll be making Knox gelatin blocks. My hair was falling out last year. I was able to stop that but now need to grow a lot of hair to regain the thickness. Thank you for the info. ❤

  • @valdius85 says:

    For some reason, collagen powder tastes well with black coffee.
    I have no idea why 😂

  • @yeshuahamashiach1645 says:

    God BLESS everyone 💕

  • @noreenn6976 says:

    I’d rather consume Great Lakes Gelatin instead of Knox gelatin.

  • @Dr._Wan___PharmD says:

    Collagen without a doubt is marvelous for skin health, relieves joint pain, prevents bone loss, promotes heart and gut health, and strengthens hair and nails. Vitamin C is crucial in the formation of collagen.

  • @C.N.1 says:

    Cut out the foods that are full of glyphosates ⚠️, and start appreciating the benefits of GLYCINE! 💯 Thank you, Dr. Berg! Have a wonderful Friday, people! 🙂

  • @joecharro2477 says:

    I’m a Mexican/ Native American from Texas…with Central Market biotin my hair and nails GROW…. Just a truth share…. 😊

    • @aannddrryyaa says:

      I tried the biotin route and sadly, I did not have any success. Guess my biodome, lol, is lacking something else.

    • @priscillamartinez460 says:

      Know what you mean sis same here ❤

    • @fganddogs says:

      Do you also eat pork rinds? I’m in costa rica they eat alot here and have beautiful black hair and great skin!

    • @LeeJoRo says:

      Biotin did nothing for me – I used it for almost a year

    • @lindas2243 says:

      I am also mexican, we eat gelatina almost everyday and cook delicious pork skin, chicharrón en salsa or crunchy with avocado and tomato salad. It’s so yummy. My 70 year old mom has almost no wrinkles.

  • @hv6411 says:

    Forever young and super human with Dr. B. Blessings❤

  • @helenahandkart1857 says:

    Such great & helpfully descriptive information. Thank you!

  • @catherinehinkle8596 says:

    I looked up the ingredients in Knox blocks, and they are made with pork gelatin.
    Just FYI for people who do not eat pork or products made with pork.

  • @bjoburn7821 says:

    Glycine Glutathione Why are we so deficiate in everything we need to be healthy

  • @SavoyPrimeable says:

    best collagen on the market is Renewed Health Advanced collagen. 100% grass-fed/finished with vitamin c, biotin, zinc, silica, copper and manganese. Basically a collagen and collagen booster in one. incredible stuff.

  • @universeusa says:

    Glycine is found in various protein-containing foods, particularly those that are high in collagen or gelatin. Some foods that are good sources of glycine include:

    1. **Bone broth:** Bone broth made from simmering animal bones and connective tissues is rich in glycine.

    2. **Gelatin:** Gelatin, which is derived from collagen, is a concentrated source of glycine. It’s found in foods like Jello, gummy candies, and certain desserts.

    3. **Meat:** Animal meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish, contain glycine, especially in connective tissues and skin.

    4. **Seafood:** Fish and shellfish are good sources of glycine, particularly in the skin, bones, and cartilage.

    5. **Dairy products:** Some dairy products, like milk, cheese, and yogurt, contain glycine, although in smaller amounts compared to meat and gelatin.

    6. **Eggs:** Egg whites contain glycine, along with other amino acids, making eggs a good source of protein.

    7. **Soy products:** Soybeans and soy-based products, such as tofu and tempeh, contain glycine, although they may have lower levels compared to animal-derived sources.

    8. **Legumes and beans:** Certain legumes and beans, such as chickpeas, lentils, and black beans, contain glycine, although the levels may be lower compared to animal-based sources.

    Incorporating a variety of these foods into your diet can help ensure an adequate intake of glycine, along with other essential nutrients. 🤗👌 😉

    • @user-sy7ck3ln6o says:

      yup yup yup! BEEF BONE BROTH IS A MAGICAL DRINK! the amount of glycine in a cup of bone soup can range from 500 mg to 1700 mg (0.5 to 1.7 g) Warm it up and drop a couple of tspoons of butter.. Wow.. so addictive.. you’ll get more than enough “glycine” by drinking a couple of cups of this every day.. and the bonus is Beef Bone Broth is super rich in collagen and about 8 to 9 gram of protein per 1 cup. I personally mix in 2 tsp of Beef Gelatin Powder.. for another 8 grams of protein.. The amino acid composition of gelatin is approximately: 21 percent glycine. 12 percent proline. 12 percent hydroxyproline. Mix the Gelatin Powder in cold, then warm up. Drinking Bone Broth.. makes these valuable amino acids more bio available than any other source!

    • @luckever8999 says:

      You are such a Good soul to write all these for the Benefits of others 👏🏻

  • @nancykurtz7333 says:

    All I can say is…my dr. has been on top of all this, and I can’t remember feeling this well since I was a child

  • @donnafarley says:

    ALWAYS a wealth of info for our health!! Thank you!!!

  • @lovemypups341 says:

    You had me at “simple and inexpensive ” Thank you so much for this much needed and useful health tip ! Great way to start the day 😊

  • @sharonwilliams6673 says:

    I’ve been taking collagen every day for years in my morning coffee. I swear by it!

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