Phosphatidylserine…Hard to Pronounce, Important for Your Health!
- Posted on: Apr 29 2015
Phosphatidylserine may be a supplement that you have never heard or, or perhaps you have but never knew what it was for. Over 3,000 published research papers and more than 60 clinical trials have established the health benefits of phosphatidylserine including the following:
Memory & Focus
Phosphatidylserine is a key building block of the cells that make our brain, including those responsible for memory. In a study published in a 1991 issue of “Neurology,” researchers found that 100 mg of phosphatidylserine three times daily improved learning and memory function in patients with age-associated memory impairment. Phosphatidylserine may be the single most important building block nutrient for healthy, alive, and functional brain cells!
Stress & Moods
Scientific studies revealed that phosphatidylserine is essential for releasing neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are very important for the proper communication of the brain with the other parts of the body. Phosphatidylserine also stimulates the brain to produce dopamine. Dopamine plays a very important role in reducing stress and depression. Phosphatidylserine can help reduce stress due to its ability to naturally reduce cortisol levels.
In a study published in a 2007 issue of the “Journal of The International Society of Sports Nutrition,” researchers found that phosphatidylserine helped to improve recovery times and prevented muscle soreness in athletes involved in endurance running, weight training, and cycling. The team also found that phosphatidylserine is an effective supplement for combating exercise related stress because it reduces exercise-induced cortisol levels.
Phosphatidylserine is also very important for cell apoptosis. Apoptosis refers to programmed cell death. Cancer cells that avoid apoptosis continue to proliferate uncontrollably, which results in a spreading of the cancer. Phosphatidylserine may help in the prevention of cancer by supporting healthy apoptosis in the body.
Obtaining Optimal Levels
As we reach middle age, our levels of phosphatidylserine begin to decline. Healthy levels of phosphatidylserine can be obtained through a high quality Phosphatidylserine Supplement. At the Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa we also recommend Nutritional Deficiencies Testing, which will allow you to actually see where your deficiencies are, and enable you to customize a supplementation program to fit your specific needs.