Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Is phosphatidylserine useful in treating Alzheimer’s?
A: Like ginkgo, the supplement phosphatidylserine (PS) is widely used in Europe to treat various forms of dementia as well as normal age-related memory loss. Phosphatidylserine is one of the many substances involved in the structure and maintenance of cell membranes.
Overall, the evidence for PS use in treating dementia is quite strong. Studies involving a total of over 1,000 people suggest that phosphatidylserine (at least the type from a cow’s brain) is an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
To help enhance your memory you may try the brain-nourishing herbal supplement “Super Clarity” by Traditions of Tao. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.