Finding the right supplement is not a hassle anymore. One can find a variety of supplements, which help treat or enhance any type of body function. One such popular supplement that is making rounds in the market is Phosphatidylserine. Also, called as PtdSer, LECI-PS, SOY-PS, etc.
In simple terms, this supplement is a fatty substance chemical that is used to enhance mental ability and function. It is mostly absorbed from the food that one eats, along with the amount that the body can manufacture. But for those who want this chemical in excess to improve mental power, they need to take to externally. This particular chemical is useful in maintaining the cellular structure and function in the brain. It protects the brain cells and helps in transmitting signals effectively.
This particular supplement has been made for years. Initially, it was derived from cow brains. But, now it is derived from soy and cabbage, as there is always a certain risk of infection from animal sources.
Uses of Phosphatidylserine
Some of the major cases in which Phosphatidylserine is possibly effective are:
It is seen in some research cases, that this supplement can be effective in slowing down the speed of the Alzheimer’s. This supplement prevents the accumulation of amyloid-beta in the brain, which is the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease. It helps in increasing the cognition power of the patient and reduces the overall symptoms. It also affects dementia symptoms, especially those who are in the early stages of the disease. However, the effect of the supplement tends to fade away in a period.
- Improve cognitive function
Under certain clinical trials, it has proved that this supplement is capable of enhancing cognitive power in humans. It is seen that it can help the brain understand and solve puzzles quickly. It also reduced cognitive impairment in elderly people. This supplement in particular is also helpful in improving memory power and also helped to enhance the good mood.
- Decrease stress
In many trials, it is seen that this supplement is effective in reducing the release of cortisol (stress-inducing hormone). It also acts on the ACTH which is the inducer of the cortisol hormone. In almost 400 mg dosage and not higher, the supplement was effective in reducing stress. However, the results are not that clear in chronically stressed cases.
Side effects involved
Though in most cases, no side effects have been observed. But, with regular use and in higher dosage it can show certain side effects like stomach ache, gas, and sleeping troubles. This supplement is usually not continued for more than 10 days.
In case one takes nay kind other medicine like anti-inflammation drugs, blood thinners, or performance-enhancing drugs, they should consult with the doctor beforehand.
Slowly, this particular supplement like Glutathione is being researched and tried to understand how it affects various cases. To date it is quite clear, the LECI-PS is effective in treating Alzheimer’s symptoms and stress. And, it very effective in increasing the mental ability of a person.