Phosphatidylserine is an organic compound that occurs naturally in the cell membranes of living organisms. It plays an important role especially in cells of the central nervous system. It positively influences the functions of the cellular membrane of neurons, such as the release of neurotransmitters, signal transduction or intercellular communication. Phosphatidylserine is therefore a substance necessary for basic brain functions, activates and regenerates nerve cells. It increases the secretion of neurotransmitters such as: dopamine, acetylcholine and noradrenaline, and also increases the level of glucose in the brain. This has a beneficial effect on the central nervous system, such as perception, memory or association. It can also have a positive effect on coping with stress.
Sources of phosphatidylserine in food:
Phosphatidylserine occurs, among others in soybeans, bovine brain, fish such as Atlantic mackerel, tuna, Atlantic herring, eel, pork offal or poultry offal, chicken meat, white beans.
Supplementation with phosphatidylserine:
Supplements which contain phosphatidylserine:
Phosphatidylserine 100 mg, 30 capsules (Swanson) – product available here
Pregnant and lactating women should not take phosphatidylserine due to insufficient data on its safety.