Phosphatidylserine (PS)

PS is a beneficial phospholipid present in all cellular membranes (primarily in their inner layer). More heavily concentrated in the brain and nerves, PS is important to many cellular functions as well as cell structure.

For example, PS helps modulate the activity of receptors, enzymes, ion channels, and signaling molecules. For makers of nutritional products, this translates to improved exercise capacity, increased neurotransmitter release in the brain, reversed age-associated nerve cell dendrite loss, and increased brain glucose levels.

LIPOID PS products are derived from soy and run no risk of contamination with any kind of prion (protein particles associated with brain diseases). They are available with 20%, 50%, and 70% PS compositions.

Health benefits cited in scientific literature include:

  • Improved exercise capacity
  • Increased neurotransmitter release in the brain
  • Reversed age-associated nerve cell dendrite loss
  • Increased brain glucose level:
    – Improved memory
    – Shorter reaction time
    – Better hand-eye coordination
    – Higher stress resistance
    – Mood improvement

FDA qualified health claims for phosphatidylserine (PS):

  • Consumption of phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly
  • Consumption of phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly