Phospholipids are the main molecular building blocks for cell membranes, the dynamic structures upon which our cells rely for their functions. PS is one of these phospholipids. Among the functions clinically proven to have benefited by supplements of PS are memory, learning, comprehension, word recall - features of cognition. Along with cognition other benefits include mood, anxiety, and coping with stress.

Important to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. PS enables your brain cells to metabolize glucose and to release and bind with neurotransmitters.

Phosphatidylserine increases communication between cells in your brain

PS works by increasing the number of membrane receptor sites for receiving messages. PS modulates the fluidity of cell membranes-essential to your brain cells' ability to send and receive chemical communication.

May turn back the clock in an aging brain

Studies demonstrate that phosphatidylserine restores the brain's supply and output of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter so important to memory. Phosphatidylserine stimulates your brain to produce dopamine and this is likely why patients diagnosed with clinical depression have shown marked improvement in their symptoms as a result of taking phosphatidylserine daily. Reduced dopamine levels are also thought to contribute to attention deficit disorder and this natural substance has proven to be an effective therapeutic agent for ADD and ADHD so PS has the potential to help children with attention and behavior problems.

More Benefits of PS

Phosphatidylserine is also important in bone matrix formation, testicular function, beat coordination of the heart, hormone secretion by the adrenal glands and cell repair and removal by the immune system.

The total normal dietary intake of PS is around 75-100 mg. per day. However when PS is added as a supplement in amounts from 100-300 mg per day a majority of individuals derive measurable brain benefits. PS has zero bad side effects - after more than twenty years of testing PS has a near-ideal "benefit-risk profile".

Note: Vitamin Trader customers have reported the best benefits come from taking the softgel version of this supplement (instead of the capsules). You can get the whole PS story including an extensive list of references and recommendations for supplementing in the book Nature's Brain Booster by Parris M. Kidd, Phd, published by Total Health Communications, Inc.