What is Phosphatidylserine?
Phosphatidylserine, also known as Ptd-L-Ser or PS, is the major acidic phospholipid class. It accounts for 13-15% of phospholipids in our cerebral cortex. In the plasma membrane, PS is localized in the cytoplasmic leaflet where it forms part of the protein docking sites that are for activation of many key signal pathways. The pathways it stimulates help with neuronal survival, neurite growth, and synaptogenesis. These are all important parts of maintaining and prolonging the life of neurons and potentially increasing the growth of existing neurons.
Benefits of Phosphatidylserine
Improved Cognitive Functions
An analysis of clinical studies made in 2020 shows that Phosphatidylserine is effective in improving cognitive functions in the elderly with mild cognitive impairment. Dosages of 200mg three times a day had safe and very responsive results.
Supporting feelings of happiness
Due to its properties that help with cognitive functions and stress reduction, the supplement has a massive impact on your well-being and general happiness. Go along the day with happy thoughts and a better state of mind.
Help support your energy
Thanks to the benefits of Phosphatidylserine, the body will be less stressed and the mind will work at peace, resulting in higher energy levels. Due to a better sleep cycle, you will feel a boost in energy from the minute you wake up to the time you are relaxing at home and getting ready for bed.
Chemical properties of Phosphatidylserine
Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid that consists of two fatty acids attached to an ester linkage to the first and second carbon of glycerol and serine attached via a phosphodiester linkage to the third carbon of the glycerol. However, when Phosphatidylserine is sourced from plants, its fatty acid composition is different from that sourced from animals.
Molecular weight - 285.3 g/mol
Chemical Formula - C13H24NO10P
Phosphatidylserine has had lots of studies done on it and there are a few potential side effects when used in large doses. Usually, those are stomach upset, nausea, and insomnia if the supplement is taken too late in the day. These side effects are usually noticeable when taking more than 400mg per day. We still recommend being cautious whilst preparing any doses of Phosphatidylserine: use gloves whilst handling.
Where to buy Phosphatidylserine?
Here at Chemical Planet, you can always purchase the best quality chemicals. Phosphatidylserine is no exception to that. Phosphatidylserine comes in powder form at the moment, but we may look into producing it in other forms. You can contact our customer service to find out updates about that. Besides, we are always open to feedback, so if we don't have something you are after, please let us know. When buying research chemicals or Nootropics online, you can be sure to be getting the very best here at Chemical Planet. However, If you would like to buy Phosphatidylserine from Chemical Planet, you must be at least 18 years of age. Please be aware that Phosphatidylserine is legal in the majority of countries, but laws can change so it is always worth checking the laws in your country before ordering.