Functional Nutrition: Learn How to Protect Your Brain and Body from Stress with Balance Phosphatidylserine
It’s not uncommon to feel disorganized and forgetful when you’re under a lot of stress. But over the long term, stress may actually change your brain in ways that affect your memory. Stress affects not only memory and many other brain functions, like mood and anxiety, but it also promotes inflammation, which adversely affects heart health. Thus, stress has been associated with multiple chronic diseases of the brain and heart. Phosphatidylserine supplementation has been found to promote a less stressed, more relaxed state and a subjective improvement in mood. Phosphatidylserine has many vital functions throughout the body’s tissues and organs, but most importantly, it’s a key building block for the billions of cells in your brain. 
What is Phosphatidylserine?
Phosphatidylserine (fos-fuh-tie-dul-SER-een) is a fatty substance produced in the body that covers and protects every cell in the body, and is involved in the clotting function of the body. It’s particularly vital for the proper functioning of nerve cells within the brain, helping to transmit messages between them.
As an essential component of healthy nerve cell membranes, phosphatidylserine is thought to have a key role in keeping your memory sharp as you get older. Studies in animals suggest that levels decline with age. 
Phosphatidylserine is found naturally in certain foods and also comes in dietary supplement form. There are a number of high-quality products with a high content of phosphatidylserine. However, food alone may not be enough to optimize brain function.
Supporting cognitive function with proper nutrition and supplements can increase energy levels, enhance concentration, willpower, memory, and more. In addition, it was found that phosphatidylserine improves reaction time, duration of concentration, and mental performance in general. In short, phosphatidylserine promises to slow age-related decline in brain function, while helping to repair damaged and aging neurons. If you or any of your loved ones are experiencing a decline in brain function, don’t hesitate to CONTACT me for more support.
Phosphatidylserine supplements are purported to preserve memory, promote healthy sleep, improve mood, and enhance exercise performance.  In addition, phosphatidylserine supplements are touted as a natural remedy for a variety of health conditions, including:
- Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
Health Benefits of Phosphatidylserine Supplement
The vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients in phosphatidylserine provide some important health benefits. Phosphatidylserine is known to act as an antioxidant, helping reduce the effects of dangerous free radicals on your body. This can help reduce your risk of developing conditions like diabetes and cancer. Consuming phosphatidylserine can lead to several health benefits:
- Reduced Muscle Fatigue and Soreness
Large amounts of phosphatidylserine — up to 800 milligrams daily — may be linked to better recovery after heavy exercise. I have reviewed several studies that suggest that supplementing your diet with large amounts of phosphatidylserine can help decrease muscle soreness and reduce the amount of stress hormones your body releases during and after physical activity. This can result in a more pleasant exercise experience.
- Reduced Inflammation
Phosphatidylserine may help reduce inflammation symptoms of several chronic conditions. Chronic inflammation is linked to many potential health problems — such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. I have read several studies that suggest that getting enough phosphatidylserine in your diet can help reduce markers of chronic inflammation, lowering your risk of negative health effects. However, the topic would benefit from further research that includes human subjects. 
- Improved Memory
Because of phosphatidylserine’s important role in brain signaling, it isn’t surprising that I have come across some studies that show the nutrient improving memory. In people with mild symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, diet supplementation with phosphatidylserine improved memory and cognitive abilities. However, it does appear that these effects wear off after supplementation stops. It may be important to continue taking phosphatidylserine to reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Have you experienced any of symptoms of Alzheimer in the past or are you experiencing any? Please don’t hesitate to CONTACT me to schedule a FREE 20-minute phone consultation.
- Depression Management
Early studies suggest that phosphatidylserine may help reduce depression, especially in people over the age of 65. This phospholipid is theorized to help the brain regulate mood, and it’s known that phosphatidylserine levels tend to drop as people get older. I have come across a study that shows that regular supplementation of phosphatidylserine helps reduce symptoms of depression in nearly half of all subjects. Would you consider a natural way to manage depression?  CONTACT me right away to discuss your unique case.
- Reduced Symptoms of Childhood ADHD
When combined with omega-3 fatty acids, phosphatidylserine may help reduce symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It appears that this phospholipid helps reduce impulsive and hyperactive behavior in children with ADHD. Phosphatidylserine supplements may also improve mood. I will suggest that more studies need to be done on the subject, but early trials are promising. 
Phosphatidylserine is a dietary supplement that has received some interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other memory problems. Several studies with phosphatidylserine indicate improved cognitive abilities and behaviors. However, improvements lasted only a few months and were seen in people with the least severe symptoms.
Initially, phosphatidylserine supplements were derived from the brain cells of cows. But because of concerns about mad cow disease, most manufacturers now produce the supplements from soy or cabbage derivatives. Some preliminary studies have shown that plant-based phosphatidylserine supplements may also offer benefits, but more research is needed. Keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t require manufacturers to provide evidence of the potential risks and benefits of phosphatidylserine or of any supplement. I’ll advise you to CONTACT me to schedule a FREE 20-minute phone consultation before starting any dietary supplement.
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Chen Ben Asher will give you her best care recommendations based on what’s happening inside your body on a cellular level, in a bid to achieve optimum results. Be rest assured that no stone will be left unturned as we look for the root cause!