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Amino Acid Serine: Health Benefits and Food Sources

By Caroline Kanaiza

What is Serine?

Serine is one of the non-essential amino acids that make up protein. It is synthesized in the body.  It exits in L-serine and D-serine forms.

Health benefits

Serine, even though a non-essential amino acid, provides crucial health benefits. It plays roles in proteinfatty acid, genetic code carriers (DNA and RNA) synthesis, and muscle build-up. Serine is a constituent in the brain and protective covers of nerves. Therefore, serine is an important amino acid for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. Furthermore, serine boosts healthy immune system by aiding the production of antibodies.

Serine is also a component of all cell membranes.

Additional serine’s health benefits come indirectly through its effect on other biochemicals. For example, serine is a precursor for the production of amino acids such as glycine, cystein, and tryptophan . Tryptophan, necessary for the synthesis of serotonin and functioning of neurotransmitters, is known to help relieve stress, anxiety and depression.

Serine Deficiency

Serine deficiency symptoms include slow or delayed cognitive and physical skills (psychomotor retardation), seizures and microcephaly. Microcephaly refers to health condition in which the head size is smaller than normal and is caused by underdevelopment of the brain.

Serine Food Sources

A select list of dietary sources of serine are provided in the table below.

Serine food source Serine content g/100 gram of food portion
Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 2.12
Egg, yolk, raw, fresh 1.33
Lentils, raw 1.29
Peanuts, all types, raw 1.27
Cowpea, catjang, mature seeds, raw 1.19
Nuts, almonds 1.01
Egg, whole, raw, fresh 0.97
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw 0.97
Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from raw and stone ground kernels 0.97
Flax seed, raw 0.97
Nuts, walnuts, english 0.93
Salami, Italian, pork 0.90
Beef, round, top round, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8″ fat, select, raw 0.87
Beef, top sirloin, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8″ fat, choice, raw 0.86
Fish, salmon, pink, raw 0.81
Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw 0.80
Egg, white, raw, fresh 0.80
Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, raw 0.68
Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, raw 0.66
Sausage, Italian, pork, raw 0.55
Milk, sheep, fluid 0.49
Pork, fresh, separable fat, raw 0.26
Hummus 0.25
Soy milk, fluid 0.18
Milk, goat, fluid 0.18
Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat 0.11
Asparagus 0.11
Snap beans, green, raw 0.10
Milk, human, mature, fluid 0.04
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Should I start taking paxil? (proxetin)?… its my first anxiety medicine?

Okay,, today I went to my school counseling center and talked to the psycatrist for like 30 mins for the first time… He diddn’t asked me much about me, but i told him about my social anxiety and obsessive thoughts.. so he just prescribed me Proxetine and he didn even explaind to my will go away or when I will stop taking the drug.. He just told me the dosage info…
and now I fell like he should have tried to know more about me and help me in other ways than putting me in medication.. I don fell like my anxiety is not that severe to be put on medication..
And after reading the sideffectes online I am worried and can’t decide if I should start it or not?
is this medication the kinda medication that i can start taking and stop taking it after my symptoms go away? or i am going to need to be on the medication all my life?”
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Honestly, he should lose his license to be a doctor for that kind of act. Paxil is a very strong SSRI with lots of possible and highly likely side effects and he obviously did not educate you on it. Once you start, you become addicted both mentally and physically. An example would be that after the news had publicized how SSRIs can cause homicidal, suicidal, and delusional thoughts (nearly every single school shooting happened about a week after someone was put on an SSRI) a LOT of people tried to get off them by going cold turkey. Unfortunately, that causes the same effects they were trying to avoid and hospitals were filled with suicide attempts and the likes. So, along with the fact that they damage seritonine receptors, I’d avoid them unless you have very serious depression and unbelievably serious OCD, in which case there are safer medicines to combat it.

Brain damage and a lot of serious side effects not limited to sudden death? I’d avoid it honestly, if you’ve started taking it already how long? If only a couple days I’d taper off the dose and tell the doc where he can go” END OF QUOTE..
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