Phosphatidylserine (PS) was first identified in 1942, but the first PS supplements were not developed until the 1990s. As a phospholipid with both fatty and amino acids, phosphatidylserine is an essential component in almost all cellular functions. Aside from this though, phosphatidylserine is seen as one of the most vital building blocks of brain cells.
Research Studies on Phosphatidylserine
Studies on both humans and animals have shown that phosphatidylserine supplement is safe for use and is effective at addressing various conditions, especially those that involve cognitive functions with very few side effects at that.
In the ‘Effects of phosphatidylserine therapy in geriatric patients with depressive disorders.’ study, 10 women with depressive disorders were administered with placebo in a span of 15 days, then a PS supplement for 30 days. At the end of the trial period, a consistent improvement was seen in symptoms relating to memory, depression and behavior.
In another study, 36 children with ADHD aged 4 to 14, which had not undergone any type of drug treatment, was given a placebo or 200 mg of phosphatidylserine supplement for a 2-month duration. At the end of the trial period, it was seen that those who took the PS supplement showed substantial improvement in ADHD symptoms.