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Phosphatidylserine (PS)
Nutrients M-R
Written by Maff     July 22, 2009    
I recently came across a substantial amount of research suggesting PS could lower production of cortisol produced after exercise or due to mental stress.

I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and my body clock is all over the place. I feel wired at night and am unable to get myself to bed at a reasonable hour and my sleep quality is poor. Adrenal stress index (ASI) test have suggested this may be because I am producing large amounts of cortisol at night when production should actually be its lowest.

I have been taking 300mg of phosphatidylserine every day around 8pm for a month now and found it to be a great help from day one. Within an hour I felt myself winding down and the need for sleep approaching. Basically I felt how I should at that time of day - something I haven't felt in a long long time. I feel my sleep quality has also improved as I am waking feeling more refreshed.

I've not noticed any other benefits from taking PS such as cognitive improvements or improved exercise capacity.

PS is not a miracle cure by any means but it has definitely helped improve my sleep problems which I know will affect many others with ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, depression, and many other illnesses.

Overall rating 
 
8.8
Perceived Effectiveness  
 
8.0
Lack of side effects (tolerability)  
 
10.0
Ease of use  
 
10.0
Value for money  
 
7.0
Would you recommend? 
 
9.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff July 22, 2009
Last updated: July 22, 2009
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Very useful for lowering cortisol and aiding restf

I recently came across a substantial amount of research suggesting PS could lower production of cortisol produced after exercise or due to mental stress.

I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and my body clock is all over the place. I feel wired at night and am unable to get myself to bed at a reasonable hour and my sleep quality is poor. Adrenal stress index (ASI) test have suggested this may be because I am producing large amounts of cortisol at night when production should actually be its lowest.

I have been taking 300mg of phosphatidylserine every day around 8pm for a month now and found it to be a great help from day one. Within an hour I felt myself winding down and the need for sleep approaching. Basically I felt how I should at that time of day - something I haven't felt in a long long time. I feel my sleep quality has also improved as I am waking feeling more refreshed.

I've not noticed any other benefits from taking PS such as cognitive improvements or improved exercise capacity.

PS is not a miracle cure by any means but it has definitely helped improve my sleep problems which I know will affect many others with ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, depression, and many other illnesses.

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