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Description
  • Helps support nervous system function.*
  • Phosphatidyl serine may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly. Very limited and preliminary scientific research suggest that PS may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim.
  • May reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. Very limited and preliminary scientific research suggest that PS may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim.
  • Phosphatidyl serine comes from Soy Lecithin.
  • Each capsule provides 100 mg of Phosphatidyl serine.
  • Softgel capsule.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take one to three capsules daily with water.

Serving Size 1 Softgel Capsules
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 5.00
Calories from Fat 5.00
Total Fat (as High Serine Soy Lecithin) 0.50 g 1%
Phosphatidyl Serine Extract 100.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin, Caramel Color, Sorbitol, Titanium Dioxide Color

No Sugar, No Starch, No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Corn, No Dairy, Yeast Free

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

Warning: After opening, keep tightly closed in refrigerator or other cool place.

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Health Notes

Phosphatidylserine

Phosphatidylserine
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Dose: 300 mg daily of bovine-derived supplement
Bovine-derived PS (phosphatidylserine) has been shown to improve memory, cognition, and mood in the elderly. To date, most evidence suggests that soy-derived PS is not effective for ARCD. (more)
Alzheimer's Disease
Dose: Refer to label instructions
There is some evidence that cow-derived PS (phosphatidylserine) has been shown to improve mental function and feelings of well-being in people with Alzheimer's disease, though most research has not found benefit. (more)
Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Dose: 300 mg daily of bovine-derived supplement
Bovine-derived PS (phosphatidylserine) has been shown to improve memory, cognition, and mood in the elderly. To date, most evidence suggests that soy-derived PS is not effective for ARCD. (more)
Athletic Performance and Enhanced Endurance in Young Active Men
Dose: 750 mg daily
In a study of active young men, supplementation with phosphatidylserine increased the time the men could exercise until exhaustion by approximately 25%.(more)
Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Dose: 300 mg daily of bovine-derived supplement

Phosphatidylserine (PS) derived from bovine brain phospholipids has been shown to improve memory, cognition, and mood in the elderly in at least two placebo-controlled trials. In both trials, geriatric patients received 300 mg per day of PS or placebo. In an unblinded trial of ten elderly women with depressive disorders, supplementation with PS produced consistent improvement in depressive symptoms, memory, and behavior after 30 days of treatment.1 A double-blind trial of 494 geriatric patients with cognitive impairment found that 300 mg per day of PS produced significant improvements in behavioral and cognitive parameters after three months and again after six months.2

Most research has been conducted with PS derived from bovine tissue, but what is available commercially is made from soy. The soy- and bovine-derived PS, however, are not structurally identical.3 Doctors and researchers have debated whether the structural differences could be important,4, 5 but so far only a few trials have studied the effects of soy-based PS.

Preliminary animal research shows that the soy-derived PS does have effects on brain function similar to effects from the bovine source.6, 7, 8 An isolated, unpublished double-blind human study used soy-derived PS in an evaluation of memory and mood benefits in nondemented, nondepressed elderly people with impaired memories and accompanying depression.9 In this three-month study, 300 mg per day of PS was not significantly more effective than a placebo. In a double-blind study, soy-derived PS was administered in the amount of 300 or 600 mg per day for 12 weeks to people with age-related memory impairment. Compared with the placebo, soy-derived PS had no effect on memory or on other measures of cognitive function.10 While additional research needs to be done, currently available evidence suggests that soy-derived PS is not an effective treatment for age-related cognitive decline.

References

1. Maggioni M, Picotti GB, Bondiolotti GP, et al. Effects of phosphatidylserine therapy in geriatric patients with depressive disorders. Acta Psychiatr Scand 1990;81(3):265-70.

2. Cenacchi T, Bertoldin T, Farina C, et al. Cognitive decline in the elderly: a double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study on efficacy of phosphatidylserine administration. Aging (Milano) 1993;5(2):123-33.

3. Sakai M, Yamatoya H, Kudo S. Pharmacological effects of phosphatidylserine enzymatically synthesized from soybean lecithin on brain functions in rodents. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 1996;42:47-54.

4. Kidd PM. Don't believe everything you read. . .a sequel. Point. Townsend Letter for Doctors Patients 1997;July:122-4 [editorial].

5. Gaby AR. Don't believe everything you read. CounterPoint. Townsend Letter for Doctors Patients 1997;July:125-6 [editorial].

6. Furushiro M, Suzuki S, Shishido Y, et al. Effects of oral administration of soybean lecithin transphosphatidylated phosphatidylserine on impaired learning of passive avoidance in mice. Jpn J Pharmacol 1997;75:447-50.

7. Sakai M, Yamatoya H, Kudo S. Pharmacological effects of phosphatidylserine enzymatically synthesized from soybean lecithin on brain functions in rodents. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 1996;42:47-54.

8. Blokland A, Honig W, Brouns F, et al. Cognition-enhancing properties of subchronic phosphatidylserine (PS) treatment in middle-aged rats: comparison of bovine cortex PS with egg PS and soybean PS. Nutrition 1999;15:778-83.

9. Gindin J, Novikov M, Kedar D, et al. The effect of plant phosphatidylserine on age-associated memory impairment and mood in the functioning elderly. Rehovot, Israel: Geriatric Institute for Education and Research, and Department of Geriatrics, Kaplan Hospital, 1995.

10. Jorissen BL, Brouns F, Van Boxtel MPJ, et al. The influence of soy-derived phosphatidylserine on cognition in age-associated memory impairment. Nutr Neurosci 2001;4:121-34.

Alzheimer's Disease
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Phosphatidylserine (PS), which is related to lecithin, is a naturally occurring compound present in the brain. Although it is not a cure, 100 mg of PS taken three times per day has been shown to improve mental function, such as the ability to remember names and to recall the location of frequently misplaced objects, in people with Alzheimer's disease.1 However, subsequent studies have not validated these results. In one double-blind trial, only the most seriously impaired participants received benefits from taking PS; people with moderate Alzheimer's disease did not experience significant improvements in cognitive function.2 In another double-blind trial, people with Alzheimer's disease who took 300 mg of PS per day for eight weeks had better improvement in overall well-being than those who took placebo, but there were no significant differences in mental function tests.3 In another double-blind trial, 200 mg of PS taken twice daily produced short-term improvements in mental function (after six to eight weeks), but these effects faded toward the end of the six-month study period.4

The PS used in these studies was obtained from bovine brain phospholipids. A plant source of PS is also available. However, the chemical structure of the plant form of PS differs from the bovine form. In a preliminary study, plant-derived PS was no more effective than a placebo at improving the memory of elderly people.5 Soy-derived PS was also ineffective in a double-blind study of elderly people with age-related cognitive decline.6

References

1. Crook T, Petrie W, Wells C, Massari DC. Effects of phosphatidylserine in Alzheimer's disease. Psychopharmacol Bull 1992;28:61-6.

2. Amaducci L. Phosphatidylserine in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease: results of a multicenter study. Psychopharmacol Bull 1988;24:130-4.

3. Engel RR, Satzger W, Gunther W, et al. Double-blind cross-over study of phosphatidylserine vs. placebo in patients with early dementia of the Alzheimer type. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 1992;2:149-55.

4. Heiss WD, Kessler J, Mielke R, et al. Long-term effects of phosphatidylserine, pyritinol, and cognitive training in Alzheimer's disease. A neuropsychological, EEG, and PET investigation. Dementia 1994;5:88-98.

5. Gindin J, Novikov M, Kedar D, et al. The effect of plant phosphatidylserine on age-associated memory impairment and mood in the functioning elderly. Rehovot, Israel: Geriatric Institute for Education and Research, and Department of Geriatrics, Kaplan Hospital, 1995.

6. Jorissen BL, Brouns F, Van Boxtel MPJ, et al. The influence of soy-derived phosphatidylserine on cognition in age-associated memory impairment. Nutr Neurosci 2001;4:121-34.

Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Dose: 300 mg daily of bovine-derived supplement

Phosphatidylserine (PS) derived from bovine brain phospholipids has been shown to improve memory, cognition, and mood in the elderly in at least two placebo-controlled trials. In both trials, geriatric patients received 300 mg per day of PS or placebo. In an unblinded trial of ten elderly women with depressive disorders, supplementation with PS produced consistent improvement in depressive symptoms, memory, and behavior after 30 days of treatment.1 A double-blind trial of 494 geriatric patients with cognitive impairment found that 300 mg per day of PS produced significant improvements in behavioral and cognitive parameters after three months and again after six months.2

Most research has been conducted with PS derived from bovine tissue, but what is available commercially is made from soy. The soy- and bovine-derived PS, however, are not structurally identical.3 Doctors and researchers have debated whether the structural differences could be important,4, 5 but so far only a few trials have studied the effects of soy-based PS.

Preliminary animal research shows that the soy-derived PS does have effects on brain function similar to effects from the bovine source.6, 7, 8 An isolated, unpublished double-blind human study used soy-derived PS in an evaluation of memory and mood benefits in nondemented, nondepressed elderly people with impaired memories and accompanying depression.9 In this three-month study, 300 mg per day of PS was not significantly more effective than a placebo. In a double-blind study, soy-derived PS was administered in the amount of 300 or 600 mg per day for 12 weeks to people with age-related memory impairment. Compared with the placebo, soy-derived PS had no effect on memory or on other measures of cognitive function.10 While additional research needs to be done, currently available evidence suggests that soy-derived PS is not an effective treatment for age-related cognitive decline.

References

1. Maggioni M, Picotti GB, Bondiolotti GP, et al. Effects of phosphatidylserine therapy in geriatric patients with depressive disorders. Acta Psychiatr Scand 1990;81(3):265-70.

2. Cenacchi T, Bertoldin T, Farina C, et al. Cognitive decline in the elderly: a double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study on efficacy of phosphatidylserine administration. Aging (Milano) 1993;5(2):123-33.

3. Sakai M, Yamatoya H, Kudo S. Pharmacological effects of phosphatidylserine enzymatically synthesized from soybean lecithin on brain functions in rodents. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 1996;42:47-54.

4. Kidd PM. Don't believe everything you read. . .a sequel. Point. Townsend Letter for Doctors Patients 1997;July:122-4 [editorial].

5. Gaby AR. Don't believe everything you read. CounterPoint. Townsend Letter for Doctors Patients 1997;July:125-6 [editorial].

6. Furushiro M, Suzuki S, Shishido Y, et al. Effects of oral administration of soybean lecithin transphosphatidylated phosphatidylserine on impaired learning of passive avoidance in mice. Jpn J Pharmacol 1997;75:447-50.

7. Sakai M, Yamatoya H, Kudo S. Pharmacological effects of phosphatidylserine enzymatically synthesized from soybean lecithin on brain functions in rodents. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 1996;42:47-54.

8. Blokland A, Honig W, Brouns F, et al. Cognition-enhancing properties of subchronic phosphatidylserine (PS) treatment in middle-aged rats: comparison of bovine cortex PS with egg PS and soybean PS. Nutrition 1999;15:778-83.

9. Gindin J, Novikov M, Kedar D, et al. The effect of plant phosphatidylserine on age-associated memory impairment and mood in the functioning elderly. Rehovot, Israel: Geriatric Institute for Education and Research, and Department of Geriatrics, Kaplan Hospital, 1995.

10. Jorissen BL, Brouns F, Van Boxtel MPJ, et al. The influence of soy-derived phosphatidylserine on cognition in age-associated memory impairment. Nutr Neurosci 2001;4:121-34.

Athletic Performance and Enhanced Endurance in Young Active Men
Dose: 750 mg dailyIn a double-blind study of active young men, supplementation with 750 of soybean-derived phosphatidylserine per day for 10 days increased the time the men could exercise until exhaustion by approximately 25%.1 Longer studies are needed to determine whether this effect would persist with continued supplementation.
References

1. Kingsley MI, Miller M, Kilduff LP, et al. Effects of phosphatidylserine on exercise capacity during cycling in active males. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2006;38:64--71.

Phosphatidylserine (PS) belongs to a special category of fat-soluble substances called phospholipids, which are essential components of cell membranes. PS is found in high concentrations in the brain.

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    5.0

    Phosphatidylserine 100mg

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    from arctic circle

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    Pros

    • Easy to Take
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    • Improves Memory
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      Comments about GNC Phosphatidyl Serine 100:

      Working with chemicals I have been exposed to chemical carcinogens. Level 3 hazards I was exposed to were very severe, they caused significant neurological damage and skin burns. My symptoms were obvious I was not feeling right at all, my coordination was destroyed I thought I would stay this way do to permanent damage that are irreversible in some cases. I'm glad I have the option to purchase this product from my local GNC store. Phosphatidyl-serine 100mg worked magic on me after a week I noticed the difference. Then again everyone reacts different to certain vitamins or pharmaceutical drugs, but this product is a lifesaver in my perspective. My neurological system couldn't be happier.

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      5.0

      Great for your brain

      By hazelman64

      from Arizona

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        Comments about GNC Phosphatidyl Serine 100:

        My hubby takes this for his high stress brain strain job. One with breakfast and one at lunch gets him thru a non stop day at work. He says it reduces mental fatigue and helps him stay sharp.

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        5.0

        I think

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          Comments about GNC Phosphatidyl Serine 100:

          I started this product when my mother pointed out the benefits. Wow was I surprised it actually works. I have lots going on so sharpness is relative but I say it does work. I can focus a bit better at work, getting slightly more done at home, better word game scores :). When I do get sleep it feels a bit more restful. Also for me it seems to make exercise (for me just light elliptical) easier and less painful. I just started out with exercise again and usually ache nearly unbearably but this time no and have been able to go 5 days a week. Bonus!

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          4.0

          I recommend this!

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          from Detroit area, Michigan

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            Comments about GNC Phosphatidyl Serine 100:

            I plan on continuing to take this because it really does help. I'm a Realtor and stress was getting the best of me. With this supplement I feel better and not so frazzled at the end of the day. I also have more energy which is a happy plus!

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                Comments about GNC Phosphatidyl Serine 100:

                i took this like it suggested on the bottle, everyday. I didn't see any change at all. I went through the whole bottle. I don't know, maybe i need to take the 300, so i'm going to try that.

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                4.0

                I feel mentally quicker and smarter.

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                  Comments about GNC Phosphatidyl Serine 100:

                  It's works best when taken with Acetyl-Carnitine & Alpha-Lipoic Acid. Also can be taken with GlyceroPhosphoCholine. You will not only feel smarter, but others will tell you are. If you need an edge at work or in any environment, this is it.

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                    This should be part of everyone's daily routine.

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