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What Is Phosphatidylserine?

What Is Phosphatidylserine?


From a technical standpoint, this is a negatively charged aminophospholipid – a type of fat which makes up between 2 and 10 percent of all the fat cells within the human body.

Phosphatidylserine is actually found in every cell of the body with an estimated 60 grams present in your body right now.

Approximately half of this total is found in the brain (primarily in the cell membranes of neurons).

The average daily intake from food in western countries is approximately 130 mg.

Previously, this was obtained from the brains of cows. Current production methods use soy as their main source.

How Does Phosphatidylserine Work?

The first thing to understand about this  is the fact that it is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier quite easily. Once this happens, Phosphatidylserine binds with neurotransmitters and enables the brain to metabolize glucose more efficiently.

This also helps to heighten communication between brain cells. It can increase the fluidity of cell membranes in neurons that had been previously damaged or were suffering signs of age.

These neurons then become rejuvenated and capable of receiving and sending messages at a faster rate again. Phosphatidylserine also enables the brain to more easily restore its supply of the key neurotransmitter Acetylcholine.

There is also evidence suggesting that the helps the brain to produce more Dopamine, another key neurotransmitter which is important in a variety of cognitive processes such as mood.

Benefits Of Phosphatidylserine:

The main benefit of Phosphatidylserine is that it will work to boost memory and overall cognition. This also includes an expansion of learning capacity and even an improved speed of memory recall in many cases.

A number of users also indicate that supplementation helps to give them more mental energy along with improved focus and concentration.

The benefits of this supplement are considered to be long-term and it may even slow down the aging process on your brain.

Phosphatidylserine can also be very reparative if you have previously experienced head trauma, stroke, heavy alcohol use or substance abuse.

There are also a number of therapeutic benefits to this supplement. There is also a lot of evidence showing that this is effective at reducing stress and anxiety levels.

In fact, due to the increase in Dopamine production it is also quite likely to be responsible for inducing an overall feeling of well-being and improving one’s mood in general.

Phosphatidylserine is found in NEUROVERT –  a product for patients that need a brain boost.