Cognitive Function & Memory*
Improved Cognitive Function with Phosphatidyl Serine Soy Free
Have you ever heard of phosphatidylserine? Most people haven’t, but would you believe it’s actually present in every single human cell? Yes, it’s true.
Phosphatidylserine has many vital functions throughout the body’s tissues and organs, but most importantly, it’s a key building block for the billions of cells in in your brain.
Phosphatidylserine is produced by the body, but when food isn’t enough or we have a greater need for this vital molecule, supplements are another option.
NuMedica Phosphatidyl Serine is a soy-free formula that can help you maintain or improve your cognitive function with its nutritional composition that targets the cellular level of your brain’s function.
What Is Phosphatidylserine?
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid that contains both amino acids and fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA work synergistically with PS to provide the building blocks for healthy cell membranes.
Phospholipids, which surround all of our cells, are essential molecules that provide cellular structure and protection. A phospholipid molecule is constructed from four components: fatty acids, a platform to which the fatty acids are attached, a phosphate and an alcohol attached to the phosphate. (1) Phospholipids line up and arrange themselves into two parallel layers known as a phospholipid bilayer. This is the layer that makes up your cell membranes and is critical to each of your cell’s ability to function.
Phosphatidylserine is critical to the maintenance of all cellular function, especially in the brain. Research also shows that it’s important to:
- bone matrix formation
- cell repair and removal by the immune system
- heartbeat coordination
- hormone secretion by the adrenal glands
- testicular function
The Benefits of Phosphatidyl Serine
Initial studies have demonstrated that plant-based phosphatidyl serine supplements can help improve cognitive function and enhance memory. In fact, cow-derived plant-based phosphatidyl serine supplements showed some improvement in people with mild memory-loss symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. NuMedica Phosphatidyl Serine is plant-derived but does not contain soy.