PS is a major component of brain cell membranes and is involved with brain cell growth and communication. It is so well absorbed and used by our bodies that it can slow, halt or even reverse structural damage in our brains. PS has been studied extensively, and it has shown to improve many aspects of memory and make it less likely that we will develop dementia.
The benefits of PS are scientifically sound enough that the FDA granted it a Qualified Health Claim, which means that products containing PS may include a benefit statement for treating dementia. Customarily, only drugs can make disease-treatment claims. The approved PS label claim is as follows: “Contains phosphatidylserine. Consumption of phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly. Very limited and preliminary scientific research suggests that phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim.”