Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid molecule that plays a crucial role in cellular structure and function, particularly within the brain. In supplement form, phosphatidylserine can support cognitive health, enhance memory and concentration, and manage stress.
The need to know
What are the benefits?
Builds resilience reduces effects of stress
Great if you are wired and tired
Boosts cognitive function
Phosphatidylserine is vital in many cellular functions, including cell signalling, cell structure maintenance, and cell-to-cell communication. It is particularly abundant in the brain, where it helps maintain the flexibility and permeability of brain cells, thereby supporting brain health and cognitive function.
Its ability to support cognitive function is likely due to its role in maintaining cellular function, boosting neurotransmitter production, and facilitating cell-to-cell communication in the brain. Phosphatidylserine may improve memory, concentration, and overall cognitive function by supporting brain health.
Additionally, phosphatidylserine has been found to regulate cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone released in response to stress, including physical stress during intense exercise. By helping to reduce the release of cortisol, phosphatidylserine can promote faster recovery post-exercise and help manage stress levels.
How will I know its working?
Notable signs that phosphatidylserine is working may include improved memory, better concentration, enhanced cognitive function, reduced feelings of stress, and faster recovery from intense physical exercise.
When to take it?
Take 1 capsule daily with food and water, unless specified otherwise on the sachet.
Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Per Serving% Daily
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Gelatine, Glycerin, Polyglycitol Syrup And Water
Did you know?
Phosphatidylserine was initially sourced from bovine (cow) brains. However, due to concerns over disease transmission, most current supplements are derived from plant sources, primarily soy and sunflower lecithin.
Not only is phosphatidylserine important for human health, but it's also crucial for the health of every living organism, as it is a fundamental component of cell membranes.
While phosphatidylserine is present in various foods, it is particularly abundant in organ meats and fatty fish, such as mackerel.
Publications you might find interesting
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The latest research
1. Kim, H. Y., Huang, B. X., & Spector, A. A. (2014). Phosphatidylserine in the brain: metabolism and function. Progress in lipid research, 56, 1-18.
2. Crook, T. H., Tinklenberg, J., Yesavage, J., Petrie, W., Nunzi, M. G., & Massari, D. C. (1991). Effects of phosphatidylserine in age-associated memory impairment. Neurology, 41(5), 644-644.
3. Starks, M. A., Starks, S. L., Kingsley, M., Purpura, M., & Jäger, R. (2008). The effects of phosphatidylserine on endocrine response to moderate intensity exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 5(1), 1-6.
4. Glade, M. J., & Smith, K. (2015). Phosphatidylserine and the human brain. Nutrition, 31(6), 781-786.
5. Monteleone, P., Beinat, L., Tanzillo, C., Maj, M., & Kemali, D. (1990). Effects of phosphatidylserine on the neuroendocrine response to physical stress in humans. Neuroendocrinology, 52(3), 243-248.
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