What is Phosphatidylserine?
One of the main phospholipids in the brain, phosphatidylserine (PS) is a fat-soluble phospholipid used to support optimal endocrine and cognitive health. Along with other phospholipids, phosphatidylserine is an integral component of the basic structure of the cell membrane. All play a critical role in ensuring the proper function of numerous systems in the body, especially the central nervous system. Studies using varying amounts of phosphatidylserine highlight its benefits for cognitive health. It has also been shown to enhance memory, learning, and concentration, as well as support adrenal health. Each soft gel provides 100 mg of purified, high-concentration phosphatidylserine sourced from sunflower oil, making it easy to achieve therapeutic dosing.
Found in high concentration in the brain, phosphatidylserine plays a key role in neuronal energy production and communication as a key structural component of the cell membrane. Shown in animal experiments to have a trophic (growth supportive) effect on the brain, PS plays a key role in cell to cell communication in the brain, including the transfer of biochemical messages into the cell, triggering cellular responses. The proper functioning of these processes are especially important to the nervous system and to healthy cognitive function. PS has also been shown to support aspects of cell metabolism, such as glucose utilization and enhanced neurotransmitter formation.
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