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There are over 3,000 published research studies that have confirmed that phosphatidylserine can rejuvenate your brain cell membranes, strengthen your memory, increase vigilance and attention, boost learning, increase mental acuity, intensify your concentration, relieve depression and improve your mood, inhibit exercise and stress induced increases in cortisol, AND decrease stress whether you are young or old. Let’s take a closer look at this valuable treatment strategy that is available to everyone.
Phosphatidylserine (abbreviated PS) is 1 of 5 phospholipids essential to the functioning of every cell in your body. All the phospholipids contribute to the structure and composition of every cell membrane in your every cell of your body 63. PS is unique in that it regulates the functional state of key proteins of cell membranes, 64, 65, 66, 67 , 68 , 69 , 70 , 71 and helps membrane-to-membrane union, which is a central process in nerve transmitter release 72 and activates cell surface receptors.73,74,75 PS supports nerve signal transferring, the process of how the cell responds to chemical signaling substances.
Several studies in the US and Europe have shown that PS extracted from cow brain improves the intellectual and memory function of the elderly 76,77,16,17 including Alzheimer’s disease patients 78, 79, and people with age associated memory impairment 80. However, the use of PS made from cow brain sources is now discouraged because of the risk of Mad Cow Disease. 81 These problems have been overcome by isolating, extracting and purifying PS derived from soy which has led to the development of enzymatically made PS from soy lecithin that makes it risk free from getting Mad Cow Disease. 82
Many people are allergic to soy. For many of these people, no matter how perfect the PS is extracted in the manufacturing process, the end result remains that some of these people may react to PS. Some people cannot even take soy lecithin without reacting. Even if there is no obvious reaction, the body may have a hidden response below the surface of the iceberg! These people should avoid PS nutritional supplements derived from soy.
The most important contributions of PS to the structure and function of individual nerve cells are expressed in the performance of the brain as a whole. More than 35 human studies in 3 decades indicate PS supports improved brain function that can be measured in many ways including: brain wave integration, the Brain-Adrenal Connection (hypothalmic-pituitary-adrenal axis), and bio-rhythms of hormone release. Some 16 clinical trials indicate that PS benefits measurable intellectual and brain functions which tend to decline with age such as: memory, learning, vocabulary skills and concentration, as well as mood, alertness and sociability.
PS is a phospholipid, abundant and present in every cell membrane and essential for All cells of the body. PS should be considered a semi-essential nutrient. It can be made in your body from many smaller pieces of nutrients, its multi-step creation requires massive amounts of energy that must be stolen from other parts of your metabolism. It is very inefficient and is energetically costly. It is like using corn to make fuel for your car. You have hybrid fuel that costs more than regular gas and you now have no corn to eat!
With its proven benefits against age-related mental decline, phosphatidyl serine represents a truly safe and effective means for improving the quality of life.83
Phosphatidyl Serine is absorbed in the blood about one half-hour to one hour after being taken, and it reaches the brain within minutes after that. Phosphatidylserine is especially helpful for people over 50 and for people who may have prematurely damaged brain cell membranes due to disease, alcohol, drug use, pollution or other causes, and it protects against stress hormone release in adults of any age.84
Cliff Atwell, B.S., D.C.