Phosphatidylserine (PS) Properties and Information

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is classified as a phospholipid. Phospholipids are fats that are found in every cell of the human body. Phosphatidylserine can be found in very high concentrations in the brain, where it is responsible for keeping cell membranes fluid, flexible, and ready to process essential nutrients. PS is also a very important support chemical for nerve tissue. As a support to the nervous system, PS aids proper release and reception of neurotransmitters in the brain. PS helps to ensure that memory-related pathways function smoothly.

Some research shows that when PS levels naturally decrease with increasing age, so too does the ability to learn, remember, and stay alert. Depression may also develop as a result of age-related phosphatidylserine insufficiency.