Phosphatidylserine

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What other names is Phosphatidylserine known by?

BC-PS, Bovine Cortex Phosphatidylserine, Bovine Phosphatidylserine, Fosfatidilserina, LECI-PS, Lecithin Phosphatidylserine, Phosphatidylsérine, Phosphatidylsérine Bovine, Phosphatidylsérine de Soya, Phosphatidyl Serine, PS, PtdSer, Soy-PS, Soy Phosphatidylserine.

What is Phosphatidylserine?

Phosphatidylserine is a chemical. The body can make phosphatidylserine, but gets most of what it needs from foods. Phosphatidylserine supplements used to be made from cow brains, but now are commonly manufactured from cabbage or soy. People use it for medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Alzheimer's disease.
  • Confusion in older people (senile dementia).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Depression, exercise-induced stress, improving athletic performance, improving thinking ability, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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