What is L-Serine?

Category: Supplements

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L-serine is a nonessential amino acid that is synthesized from glycine or theonine. It is involved in the biosynthesis of purines, pyrimidines, and other amino acids. L-serine plays a role in cell proliferation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 28 23
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 2 1
Chronic fatigue 1 1
Fatigue 1 1
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 23

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with L-Serine

Side effect Patients
Chronic diarrhea 1
Constipation 1
Diarrhea 1
Frequent urination 1
Stomach discomfort 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking L-Serine

Dosage Patients
0.5 tsp. twice daily 1
1 tbs. daily 1
1 tsp. daily 1
12 g twice daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
15 g twice daily 1
15 mg twice daily 1
500 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking L-Serine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Other 5
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking L-Serine

Duration

Currently taking L-Serine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3

Stopped taking L-Serine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 25
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 7
$50-99 4
$25-49 5
< $25 5
Not specified 7
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1 patient evaluation for L-Serine

Jan 10, 2017 (Started Nov 18, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (chronic diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Discontinued 1-8-2017
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 3, 2017 (Started Nov 18, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (chronic diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Not sure if was the cause of my diarrhea, but stopped it for now, to get that under control.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 23, 2016 (Started Nov 18, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 g Daily
Advice & Tips: I have only been taking this for 5 days, but I feel I have more energy.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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