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Key Benefits

 Promotes Gluconeogenesis.
 Formulation of collagen, and found in skin and connective tissue.
 Promoting synthesis of creatine to help prevent degeneration of muscle tissue and may have an effect on Muscular Dystrophy and other degenerative muscular disorders.
 Central nervous system by functioning as an inhibitory neurotransmitter and may have an effect on Epilepsy.
 Improper metabolism involved in non-Ketotic Hyperglycemia.
 Participating in the synthesis of purines, porphyrins, and glyoxylic acid.
 Prostate health.
 Involved in bile acid metabolism and gastrointestinal function.


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