Serine is an amino acid that can be made in your tissues making it a nonessential amino acid. Serine is a component of brain proteins (including coverings of the nerves which are called myelin). It is also essential in the formation and function of the cells.
Your body needs sufficient amounts of vitamin B3, vitamin B6, and folic acid to make serine.
Serine isn't often recommended, however; a special form of serine, phosphatidylserine, can help treat mood, sleep, or metabolic disorders.
|Key Uses of Serine|
|*Formation of cell membranes and in making part of the muscle tissue|
*Cell formation and fuction
*Needed for the proper metabolism of fats and fatty acids
*Supports the growth of muscle
*Supports maintenance of a healthy immune system
*Helps build antibodies
Meat and dairy products, peanuts, soy products, and wheat gluten all contain good amounts of serine.
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