Support Your Brain…and Body…with PS
As you get older, you could notice your brain slowing down.
You might have more trouble remembering things. Or your mind might not seem as sharp as it once was.
Just another unavoidable result of aging? Not necessarily.
In fact, to a degree these cognitive changes can be related to a simple compound present in all cells within your body.
It’s called phosphatidylserine…PS for short. And it’s getting a lot of attention for being a new way to prevent or possibly reverse cognitive decline.
What is PS and how does it work?
PS is a fatty substance called a phospholipid. It forms a protective sheath around all of the cells in your body and facilitates cellular activity by carrying messages between those cells.
In particular, PS is critical to the health and performance of the brain and nerve cells that make up your neural network. These cells are responsible for all of your cognitive functions.
If these neural cells don’t function properly, they don’t communicate well with other neural cells. And your cognitive abilities…including your memory…could suffer as a result.
All of that being the case, it may come as no surprise to learn that PS in the human body tends to decrease with age.
While your body can produce some PS on its own, most of your PS comes from the food you eat. Good sources of PS include meat and fish. Non-meat sources are mostly limited to white beans and soy lecithin. However, you would need to consume a lot of meat, fish, white beans, and soy to increase your body’s supply of PS.
So what else can you do? PS supplementation.
Benefits of PS supplements
PS supplements are attracting significant interest for their usefulness in combatting a wide range of aging-related issues, including:
- Cognitive function
- Alzheimer’s disease
Several studies have linked PS supplements to improved cognitive ability.
In one study, people who took 400 mg per day of PS performed math calculations faster with fewer errors.
In another study, older patients with severe cognitive decline showed significant improvement compared to patients who took a placebo.
Several studies have shown improved memory and cognitive function in older patients who took PS supplements…even in patients with diagnosed memory impairment issues.
Depression can occur at any age, but is more common in people as they get older. Meanwhile, anti-depressants are often less effective as people age.
However, studies suggest a daily PS supplement can reduce depressive symptoms. The response may be improved if PS is combined with an omega-3 fatty acid supplement such as fish oil.
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, PS has been shown to reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms for some people. In one study, PS reduced the buildup of amyloid-beta in the brain…a protein linked to the progression of Alzheimer’s.
In another study, older women who were given a daily supplement of PS and omega-3 fatty acids experienced improved mobility.
And the benefits of PS supplementation aren’t limited to middle and old age:
- Athletic Performance
- Stress Reduction
Children aged 4-14 diagnosed with ADHD…but not taking any other ADHD medication…showed reduced symptoms and improved short term memory while taking a PS supplement.
Athletes taking a PS supplement appear to recover faster and experience less muscle soreness.
A daily 400 mg PS supplement has been linked to reduced levels of cortisol…the stress hormone.
Do you need a PS Supplement?
Renew Youth can help you decide if any supplement…including PS…will be beneficial to you in conjunction with hormone replacement therapy.
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