Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains Serine

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Nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains serine, an amino acid that helps to metabolize fat in the body(1*). It is also used to support the immune system by producing antibodies and immunoglobulins(2*).

Serine also helps to control spikes in blood sugar after a meal by stimulating the synthesis of glucose(3*). This synthesis is specific to the liver but with the help of a few other compounds found within the body, serine helps to keep overall blood sugar levels stable(4*). This amino acid also plays a role in the construction of new muscle fibers. Important to bodybuilders, serine is used in creating dense muscle tissue(5*). Serine is also used as a moisturizer in cosmetics(6*).


Sources of Serine

Dairy Products, Meats, Peanuts, Whea)t Gluten, Soy and Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear from Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Serine
(2) WebMD: Serine
(3) Serine Organization: Serine
(4) About Chemistry Serine
(5) National Institute of Standards & Technology: Serine
(6) The Biology Project: Serine