What is Phosphatidylserine?
Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid component of cell membranes that is highly prevalent in human neural tissue. It’s particularly critical for the proper functioning of nerve cells within the brain, helping with cell-to-cell signaling that is crucial for memory formation. While the body can naturally produce Phosphatidylserine, it’s also available through certain foods (such as soy lecithin, meat, and some fatty fish) and dietary supplements.
Benefits of Phosphatidylserine
Phosphatidylserine supports the cognitive functions of your brain (especially in combination of vitamin B12 and B1) and contributes to the maintenance of cognitive functions with aging.
Phosphatidylserine can also help you with the resistance against stress and/or concentration and mental performance in cases of stress.
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is contained in all functioning cells of the body but is mainly concentrated in the brain; it also plays an important role in healthy nerve function through the central nervous system.
Phosphatidylserine side effects
Your body naturally produces Phosphatidylserine – it’s, therefore, considered well-tolerated and safe. When supplemented at recommended dosages, severe side effects have not been reported. And when taken at higher than regular dosages, some users have experienced insomnia or stomach upset.