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Too early to tell: Phosphatidylserine is only now being studied for adhd. In general i don't recommend such treatments without better established research and scientific consensus. If you are trying to improve your focus, mindfulness training and meditation would be more effective and have no negative side effects. Popping a pill to improve concentration is not recommended. ...Read more
Differences: Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid membrane component which plays a role in cell signalling and serine is an amino acid which plays a role in enzymes. ...Read more
Possible conflict: Aricept and phosphatidylserine are different, but work in the same direction. Aricept slows metabolism of acetylcholine, and phosphatidylserine may increase acetylcholine & others. Net result could be more acetylcholine which helps brain neurotransmission, but combining both could expose you to cholinergic side effects: vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, irreg heartbeat, wheezing, etc. ...Read more
Drug interactions: Melatonin is used to advance sleep onset, and phosphatidylserine is usually used or promoted for brain function. Taking them together should not be an issue but there are websites that can do drug interaction analysis. Also are you taking any other medications as these can play a role together. What doses are you taking as this too can play a role. Taking these then you need to see md for help. ...Read more
Not likely: Phosphatidylserine is possibly safe for most people. It’s been used in research studies for up to six months. I phosphatidylserine use can, however, cause side effects including insomnia and stomach upset, particularly at doses over 300 mg. Products made from animal sources could transmit diseases, such as mad cow disease. To date, there aren't any known cases of human (ref: webmd). ...Read more
Any suggestions on which online site sells the best form of phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylcholine supplements?
Lecithin: Probably is helpful in treatment of fatty liver disease. It has not shown sufficient evidence of utility in other conditions such as memory disorders, head injury, mania, dry skin or cholesterol management. The best sources are soy and eggs. There has been a lot of study done since 1994 when it was touted as a great scientific find . ...Read more
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