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Re: When and how to take phosphatidylserine sowhysosad

Posted by Brains! on October 14, 2009, at 12:46:09

In reply to When and how to take phosphatidylserine, posted by sowhysosad on October 10, 2009, at 11:32:19

It looks like it works to increase and balance neurotransmitters, and I see no mention of taking it on an empty stomach as being wise or necessary. You will see in the first link it being used to support the adrenals (I first heard of it's use around adrenal support) and that many use it to treat insomnia, so experimenting with it to see whether it is energizing or relaxing for you is important.

Here are a couple of links:

http://www.dailystrength.org/groups/naturalalternativetreatments/discussions/messages/2759571

and

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-992-PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE.aspx?activeIngredientId=992&activeIngredientName=PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE&source=2

(look at all the tabs across the very top of the entry)

As an update, I took it a few nights, and found myself very constipated and grouchy over the next few days, at a dose of 100mg, though I did sleep well. So, I stopped the experiment for now, though not sure related.

I HAVE had great improvements in deep sleep ( very big deal for me) and well-being by taking powdered collagen types 1 & 3 @ 1-2 tbs daily as directed, recently, though.

I was taking it just to help heal the adrenals, (expecting a low-level background improvement over time) and found such improvement I began to research why it might have helped so much. I discovered that fibromyalgia is possibly a collagen (production) disease, (and depression is part of fibro) and that sleep continues in the alpha phase longer than it should in order to extend the repair time. I also read that fibro seems related to degrees of hypermobility syndrome, and we always prided ourselves on being "double jointed" and extra flexible in our family! Inadequate collagen again.

Less deep sleep (night waking) leads to depression, agitation, etc. I would wake up angry, go back to sleep and wake up at the get up time tired. Now I wake up 20 minutes before the alarm goes off....humming a cheerful tune, ready to bounce out of bed. Really!

I'm happy because it is the lowest cost of all the supplements I take around depression, and may do the most good, by correcting not symptoms alone, but addressing an underlying reason my tissues and brain have been malfunctioning. I have been able to cut down to less than a third the brain support depression amino acids I was taking before I began to use it. Yay!

Oh, and I read that fluoride in our tap water also contributes to the destruction of our collagen...that which literally (more than I ever realized) holds us together.

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/fluoride-and-your-thyroid/

I'll let you know when my ADHD family members have tried phosphatidylserine, and let you know how it goes. And I may try it again myself....


> Does anyone have any advice on how to take phosphatidylserine?
>
> Should it be taken on an empty stomach or with food?
>
> Should you avaoid taking other supplements (eg. aminos) or meds at the same time so they don't compete to cross the blood-brain barrier?
>
> I hear it can be stimulating, so I guess it's best to take it early in the day.
>


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