Benefits of Phosphatidylserine – Maintaining a Healthier Memory

Benefits of Phosphatidylserine is currently one of the hottest topics in medical journals and portals.


Researchers and scientists in the area of neurological sciences are hailing Phosphatidylserine as a magical memory enhancer. It is now also available in the form of medicine for people who suffer from memory loss or degrading brain functions due to age or any other factor.

  Since memory loss and brain dysfunction are quite common conditions, a majority of people are quite excited about the benefits of Phosphatidylserine and medicines that contain Phosphatidylserine. However, before you go on trying Phosphatidylserine supplements for memory, you must first understand what it actually is. 

What is Phosphatidylserine?

Phosphatidylserine is a kind of chemical classified as phospholipids. Phospholipids, essentially, are fat soluble chemicals. These chemicals play an important role in cell building and growth of cells in our body. Naturally, phospholipids are already present in cell membrane.

Generally, Phosphatidylserine is a non-essential nutrient present in abundance in our cell membrane. Moreover, our body is able to produce Phosphatidylserine naturally and does not require additional supplement through food or medicine. However, with the passage of time, the aging mechanism affects the synthesis of Phosphatidylserine in our cells. This is one of the explanations behind degrading mental functions and cognitive ability with age. In many cases, this phenomenon leads to dementia and ageassociated memory impairment. In such cases, Phosphatidylserine supplements for memory can serve as a beneficial cure.

Where does it come from?

Our body may produce enough Phosphatidylserine for us but when it comes to supplement, it can come from animal as well as plant sources. In both cases, there aren't too many options. Animal Phosphatidylserine is obtained from bovine brain and organ meat such as lamb's kidney. In plants, Phosphatidylserine is found in beans containing soy lecithin, for instance, soy beans and white beans.

However, Phosphatidylserine supplements are now easily available in the form of standardized medicines. Yet, you must consult your physician before taking these supplements.

Benefits of Phosphatidylserine

As we have mentioned before, some of the major benefits of Phosphatidylserine involve improved brain function and memory. However, since it is a vital element for our cells, it also found helpful in improving many other health conditions as well. Here is a list of conditions in which Phosphatidylserine can prove to be most beneficial.

• Age Related Memory Impairment

–This mainly includes conditions such as Alzheimers. The proposition is made on concrete results of a test conducted by several scientists. The results suggest that 300 mg Phosphatidylserine everyday for twelve weeks can roll back a person's memory and mental capacity to as much as twelve years. Moreover, it also improves language skills and thinking abilities.This, however, works more efficiently on people aged 50 to 80.

• Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

-Phosphatidylserine also has a positive effect on children and adults with ADHD. While it may not be the complete cure, it does relax the brain in order to reduce ADHD related symptoms such as anxiety, nervousness and hyperactivity. This property also makes it a useful supplement for students who do not suffer from ADHD but do have issues related to memory and concentration. Phosphatidylserine supplements for memory can greatly improve their academic performance.

• Muscle Recovery and Reduced Cortisol

– This may not be a memory or brain related benefit but it does fight the symptoms of aging as well. With age, our muscles lose the ability to recover and heal. This can be serious problem for athletes and people who work-out regularly. This is because high-intensity workouts may result in production of Cortisol. It is a stress hormone which may result in the breakdown of tissue during the exercise. By reducing the production of this hormone, Phosphatidylserine improves endurance and recovery in athletes.

Other Benefits

Most physicians recommend Phosphatidylserine supplements for memory but benefits of Phosphatidylserine are not limited to brain functions. Some other proven effects of Phosphatidylserine are as follows.

• Increases attention, concentration and learning

• Reduces stress and relaxes the mind

• Decreases anxiety and depression

• Improves hearing and prevent related problems

• Lowers blood pressure

• Reduces asthma

At Rotorua Health and Spa we have a high quality (Practioner only) Phoshatidylserine. However, it must be noted that complete benefits of Phosphatidylserine can only be realized when used  according to your prescription with naturopath Annette or your natural health practitiioner

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