Phosphatidylserine

 (PS)

Phosphatidylserine belongs to a class of fat-soluble compounds called phospholipids, which are essential components of cell membranes and needed for brain cell repair and integrity. High concentrations of phospholipids are found in the brain, the most abundant of which is Phosphatidylserine.

What it does

  1. Adrenal Stress: Phosphatidylserine can help reduce cortisol secretion in response to stress, thereby preventing adrenal exhaustion.
  2. Mental Enhancement: Improves memory and mental acuity in both young and older adults by enhancing cell membrane fluidity, increasing the number of acetylcholine receptors, keeping fatty substances in the brain in a soluble state and helping to ‘untangle’ nerve pathways in the brain.
  3. Anti-Depressant: Enhances neurotransmitter activity helping to elevate mood.
  4. Muscle Repair and Building: Phosphatidylserine lowers excess levels of cortisol, a catabolic hormone that can speed the breakdown of muscle tissue.

Potential Uses

Dementia Alzheimer’s disease Mental stress or fatigue
Poor memory Depression Age related cognitive decline

Cautions

Do not use Phosphatidylserine if you are taking prescribed anti-coagulant drugs such as warfarin without the consent of your doctor.

Generally, there are no side effects or contra-indications from using Phosphatidylserine.

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