Phosphatidyl Serine. Nope, I don’t know how to pronounce it either, but I wanted to tell you about this somewhat miraculous supplement.
My battle with depression is well documented and I have often posted or written about supplements that I have found helpful. The three that I always take to help keep my brain ticking over nicely being 5-htp, theanine and tryptophan.
Last year, when I was having a desperate time, I searched the net for the umpteenth time looking for something else that might help. It was then that I discovered phospha-what-now. Having nothing to loose, I bought some and, very quickly noticed a positive difference.
But, it is an expensive supplement so, once in to 2017 when I was feeling much better, thank you very much, I ditched it in favour of becoming a Zen hippie yoga master. Or something.
Sadly, due to various external sources really piling up the pressure over the last few weeks, I have felt myself veering off into directions that I wasn’t too happy about. An incident of going Absolutely Fucking Bonkers, I figured I needed to sort shit out fast and remembered my old friend. I checked with one of my supp suppliers, grabbed some and – I kid you not – within a couple of hours of taking that first tablet, I was a different person.
I take two a day. It is building up nicely in my brain and, regardless of what mood I seem to wake up in, one tablet later that has gone and I am AOK. It even activates the old gob muscle and I become far too chatty. It’s good stuff. So, what the hell is it, then? From the supplement supplier:
“Phosphatidyl Serine is a phospholipid compound derived from soy lecithin that plays an essential role in cell membrane composition and intercellular communication. Phosphatidyl Serine is a major structural component of neural membranes where it assists in the conduction of electrical impulses and facilitates the activity of neurotransmitters involved in learning, memory, and mood. These properties make Phosphatidyl Serine an ideal supplement for the support of cognitive function.”
What it doesn’t mention there is that it inhibits cortisol, the stress hormone. This is what drew me to it in the first place. There are reams of articles on the benefits of phosphatidyl serine, as a quick Google will show, if you want to research further.
Now, I do sell this via my WhatSupp? store, but I did not write this post to try and sell you product. Of course, if you do I ain’t gonna turn you away, but please switch off your cynical brain if you think this is some kind of cash grab. I have often shared my experiences with depression and, likewise, methods used to combat it.
So, if you think this might be a useful supplement for you to take, do a bit more research and hunt some down. I truly hope you find it as helpful as I do.