Phosphatidylserine 25 August 2009
Phosphatidylserine is derived from non genetically modified soy lecithin. It is a phospholipid used in that building of cellular membranes, particularly in the nervous system. It occurs naturally in the brain and levels decline with ageing. It makes up about 70% of nerve tissue mass and aids in the storage, release and activity of neurotransmitters. Supplementation with phosphatidylserine has been shown to provide safe and effective support for many neurotransmitter imbalances.
It has been shown, and is therefore used at the Emerson Health and Wellness Centre to:
- Decrease high levels of cortisol caused by stress
- Maintain normal memory and cognition that otherwise decrease in association with ageing
The usual dose is 300mg with the evening meal. It can cause nausea if taken on an empty stomach. There are no other side-effects.