When I recommend phosphatidylserine (PS) to patients I emphatically recommend iStressedOut™, a convenient, chewable and great tasting tablet available in the office. We need to start someplace and the easiest way is to simply chew 1 tablet 3 times a day for 30 days. During this time you will begin to experience some changes and see how the PS can help you. Some people will feel dramatic changes and relief from stress, others will have more subtle gradual changes.
Phosphatidylserine Will Help With Specific Conditions
There are specific times when I recommend that patients take iStressedOut™ in a specific way.
Sleep – if you are having trouble falling asleep then chew 1 tablet of iStressedOut™ 30 minutes before bedtime; 1 tablet 90 minutes before bedtime; and 1 tablet 2.5 hours before bedtime. If your bedtime is 10:30pm then you take your iStressedOut™ in the following timing:
Chew 1 tab at 7pm Chew 1 tab at 9pm Chew 1 tab at 10pm
After Exercise – If you are working out at least 3 times a week for a minimum 60 minutes then make sure that one of the times you take iStressedOut™ is immediately after working out. Chew 1 to 2 tabs after workouts. Initially start by chewing just 1 tablet after workouts for about 2 weeks and see how you do. If you continue to feel residual muscle soreness after workouts or there is some improvement, then increase your iStressedOut™ to 2 tabs after workouts.
Under Stress – if you know ahead of time that you are heading into a stressful situations like giving a presentation, going for your job review or interview, or going to your in-laws – then you can pre-load with iStressedOut™, a pre-emptive strike if you will, to ward off the increase in cortisol levels before they get out of control. Chew 2 iStressedOut™ about 30 minutes before your anticipated stressful situation.
Before Exams – Do you get nervous before and during exams? Do you under perform during exams and finals inspite of doing well for the entire semester leading up to finals? For these students I recommend chewing 1 iStressedOut™ 1 hour before the exam and a 2nd tablet 30 minutes before the exam begins. The ideal situation would be consistently taking iStressedOut™ 1 tab 3 times a day for the weeks and month before exams even begin.
Anxiety – if you have a history of anxiety and panic attacks there will be a transition period where your cortisol levels will gradually decrease. We want to try and prevent the anxiety and panic attacks from even getting started by initially taking iStressedOut™ 1 tab 3 times a day. If and when you find yourself slipping into an anxiety attack you can chew 1 iStressedOut™ tablet every hour until you calm down.
Cliff Atwell, B.S., D.C.