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Brain tissues are especially rich in phosphatidylserine (PS), but aging causes a decline in the PS content of cells throughout the body. Research also indicates that when PS levels naturally decline with age, so, too, does the ability to learn, remember things and stay alert. Depression may also develop as a result of age-related PS decline. PS treatment had marked short-term improvements in the elderly ability to memorize, concentrate, and learn new material. PS also plays a critical role in supporting nerve tissue; it aids proper release and reception of neurotransmitters in the brain. PS helps to keep memory-related pathways functioning properly. Research has shown that in addition to improving neural function, PS enhances energy metabolism in all cells. In the brain, PS helps maintain cell membrane integrity and youthful synaptic plasticity. Scientific research suggests that PS may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly Reports from clinical trials of depressed older adults taking PS supplements indicate that the nutrient had a positive influence on mood and behavior, minimizing such reactions as apathy, withdrawal and loss of initiative. Many of the improvements seen with PS for general age-related decline in brain function may also apply to both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.Supplemental PS may reduce cortisol levels, helping to enhance a person’s sense of well-being.

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  1. By Alzheimer’s | Online Wellness Community on December 13, 2010 at 15:40

    [...] Phosphatidylserine, an important neurotransmitter naturally occurring in the brain, shows promise in several studies. Studies have shown it increases acetylcholine and decreases inflammation. This supplement increases levels of brain chemicals that deal with memory, according to several studies. Do not take phosphatidylserine if you are taking anticoagulants (blood-thinners), and use caution if combining it with ginkgo for the same reason. There are great differences in quality among phosphatidylserine supplements. You should consider spending more for a more expensive brand, as they tend to be better than cheaper brands. [...]

  2. By DEMENTIA | Online Wellness Community on November 15, 2010 at 01:46

    [...] Phosphatidylserine, a substance occurring naturally, may increase levels of brain chemicals that deal with memory, according to several studies. There are great differences in quality among phosphatidylserine supplements. [...]

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