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See Also Amino Acids

Serine is a non-essential amino acid. Serine's benefits range from functioning as a building block for all proteins, to aiding metabolism of fats, to being important for muscle growth and maintenance. It also is involved in the production of antibodies. Serine is used in some skin care products as a natural moisturizer [1]

Article Phospholipids choline, serine, and inositol, IHP, [1], September 2011

Food Sources

The following foods have the highest concentration of Serine:

Prescribing Considerations

  • Serine is available as a constituent of some amino-acid supplements.
  • No RDA established. To determine what your specific requirements are talk to your naturopathic doctor or other trained medical professional.


  • General Adverse Effects: None are expected.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: It is recommended to not take amino acid supplements during pregnancy and while nursing.
  • Contraindications: Serine is contraindicated in individuals who are allergic to any food protein, such as eggs, dairy, and wheat.


  • Interactions include: None are known [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Griffith Winter H (2000) Vitamin, Herbs, Minerals & Supplements: The Complete Guide, MJF Books.