Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid that is a structural component of cell membranes throughout the body, but is most concentrated in the brain and cerebral cortex. Research has demonstrated that supplemental PS possesses the ability to enhance cognitive function, specifically improving learning and concentration. Clinical trials have also shown PS to be effective in other forms of cognitive dysfunction such as age-associated memory impairment, and to improve mental stamina in high-end athletes.
Additionally, there is evidence that phosphatidylserine can significantly reduce levels of the hormone cortisol, which is released by the body in response to stress. Research has focused on the connection between lower cortisol levels and elevated mood.
Middle-aged and elderly people, and those with cognitive impairments, may benefit from phosphatidylserine’s memory-enhancing and brain-protecting powers. It can also support athletes and those under stress by reducing cortisol levels. Memory, learning, concentration and overall cognitive stamina can be improved by its use.
PS was originally isolated from bovine brain. However, AOR’s PS-100 is from soy lecithin, making it vegetarian friendly. PS-100 contains a dose backed by clinical research.
PS-100 is phosphatidylserine, a phospholipid that plays an essential role in brain cell membrane structure. Studies suggest that phosphatidylserine helps support cognitive function. PS-100 is sourced from certified organic, cold-pressed sunflower (SunPS®).
AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, dairy, eggs, soy, fish or shellfish.
Take one capsule three times daily with/without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
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Non-medicinal Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, sodium stearyl fumarate.
What is Citicoline?
Citicoline (cytidine diphosphate choline, or CDP-choline) is not just a source of choline, the main building block of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Instead, Citicoline is a phospholipid booster. The most popular and well-known phospholipid supplement is phosphatidylserine (PS). But our body requires multiple types of phospholipids and not just PS. Of course, PS supplements contain small amounts of some of the other key phospholipids, such as (phosphatidylcholine [PC] and phosphatidylinositol [PI]). But they don’t contain these nutrients, in the same proportions as are found in a healthy, youthful person. Taking individual phospholipids, such as PS, forces more of the specific phospholipid that you’re taking into the membranes of nerve and other cells. But it cannot restore the balance of all phospholipids.
More Than One Phospholipid?
By contrast, Citicoline works by enhancing the body’s ability to synthesize its own phospholipids. Citicoline’s real “business end” is its cytidine group. Taking Citicoline delivers cytidine to the cells, where it is transformed into cytidine diphosphate (CDP). CDP plays a key role in the body’s production of phospholipids. By supporting the body’s ability to make its own phospholipids, Citicoline increases levels of all phospholipids in cell membranes – yet the healthy proportions of the various phospholipids are not altered.
Customized To Your Needs
At the same time, new research suggests that Citicoline allows the body to make better use of phospholipids derived directly from the diet or supplements. When you take phospholipid supplements, the fatty acid “tails” have to be modified as they are taken from the blood, then brought into the cell’s outer membrane, so that they meet the specific needs of the local tissue. Studies in isolated neuron precursor cells show that Citicoline selectively enhances the ability of phospholipids to incorporate a variety of fatty acids into their “tails,” facilitating this “customization” process.