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Doctor insights on: Phosphatidylserine Complex

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What is your opinion on phosphatidylserine for being more focused?

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

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Could phosphatidylserine plus be taken while a patient is using aricett?

Could phosphatidylserine plus be taken while a patient is using aricett?

Possible conflict: Aricept (donepezil) and phosphatidylserine are different, but work in the same direction. Aricept (donepezil) 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

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Is it ok to take estroven with phosphatidylserine together?

Is it ok to take estroven with phosphatidylserine together?

Ask your doctor: In the review I've done looking at the interactions of these 2 entities I've not found any significant interactions. However, the BEST people to ask would be either the physician would prescribed the estrogen or the pharmacist who dispensed it. ...Read more

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What are the differences between phosphatidylserine and d-serine?

What are the differences between phosphatidylserine and d-serine?

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

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Help please? What is the difference between phosphatidylserine and d-serine?

Help please? What is the difference between phosphatidylserine and d-serine?

Different chemicals: The phosphatidyl serine has some utility in early stages of dementia and Alzheimer's, but d-serine has no value of which I am aware. Maybe our naturopaths can delineate a role. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between phosphatidylserine and d-serine or are they the same?

Help please? What is the difference between phosphatidylserine and d-serine or are they the same?

Not the same: Phosphatidyl serine is contained in a medical food for early dementia and is not interchangeable with d-serine ...Read more

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Can phosphatidylserine cause headaches ?

Can phosphatidylserine cause headaches ?

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

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Is it safe to take phosphatidylserine and melatonin together?

Is it safe to take phosphatidylserine and melatonin together?

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

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Does phosphatidylserine cause insomnia? I took it in the morning and I still can't sleep 15 hours later.

Does phosphatidylserine cause insomnia? I took it in the morning and I still can't sleep 15 hours later.

Medical food: Phosphatidyl serine is a medical food useful in some Alzheimer's patients to stabilize deterioration. I have NO clue as to why you may be taking this, at age 28. If it causes adverse effects, likely best to avoid. Discuss all of this with your doctor. ...Read more