Glycin (chemical name aminoacetic) improves the metabolic processes in the tissues of the brain, works as an anti-depressive, helps induce sleep, and also increases mental alertness. Patients suffering from chronic alcoholism show a decreased inclination to consume alcohol and display fewer withdrawal symptoms. Use in cases of chronic alcoholism, states of stress, nervous tension, neurosis, degeneration or weakness of the muscles, loss of mental alertness, degeneration of the brain, increase of excitability, violent mood swings and insomnia. Side effects include allergic reactions. Note: For patients with an inclination to low blood pressure take smaller doses. If blood pressure falls below usual level, stop taking this treatment. Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity.