Phosphatidylserine & Memory

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Everyone wants to improve their memory and as we age to protect it.  Various strategies have been developed from games to exercise to specific diets.

A new study looked at supplementing phosphatidylserine derived from soybeans.  This is a fatty acid found in our brains.

Elderly volunteers who were complaining of memory problems were given 300mg of phosphatidylserine for 12 weeks.  They had cognitive tests done before and after to evaluate the effect, if any, or the phosphatidylserine.

They found that it improved memory recall, mental flexibility and surprisingly also blood pressure.

Clin Interv Aging. 2013

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