Supports mental function *
Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid found in all cells, but is most concentrated in brain cells. This familiarly-called “brain nutrient” supports cognitive function, emotional well-being and behavioral performance by restoring cell membrane composition. It has also been shown to support memory. In a double blind placebo controlled multicenter study of 425 individuals, daily supplementation of phosphatidylserine over six months resulted in statistically significant support of behavioral and cognitive parameters. In another six-month study of 40 individuals, phosphatidylserine supplementation enhanced cerebral metabolism and outcomes of cognitive training. These findings are consistent with earlier studies. In a placebo-controlled investigation of 149 subjects, the group receiving phosphatidylserine scored higher than placebo in performance tests related to memory tasks of daily life. In a trial of 35 subjects, those receiving phosphatidylserine exhibited behavioral support after six months. Pure Encapsulations unique formula contains 95-98% phosphatidylserine, the highest concentration available.
Consumption of Phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly.
Very limited and preliminary scientific research suggests that Phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim.
Phosphatidylserine supports mental acuity, memory, and healthy phospholipid balance in cell membranes.