First isolated in 1865 from sericin, a silk protein, Serine is a nonessential amino acid, which can be synthesized in the body from Glycine. Serine is required for the metabolism of fat, tissue growth and the immune system as it assists in the production of immunoglobulin and antibodies. Some derivatives (e.g., ethanolamine) are also important components of the phospholipids found in biological membranes. It is a constituent of brain proteins and nerve coverings and is also important in the formation of cell membranes. Serine can be also used in cosmetics as a skin moisturizer. Internal production requires adequate amounts of B-3 (niacin), B-6, and folic acid.
Jo Mar sells 100% pure, U.S.P. grade L-Serine in both powder and capsules. The powder is water soluble and weighs about 3.8 grams per level measuring teaspoon. Capsules may contain less than 1% magnesium stearate, an inert ingredient used in the encapsulation process.
The information stated here is not complete and should not be considered a recommendation. Please consult a qualified physician or nutritionist before beginning amino acid supplementation.
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