PhosphatidylSerine, omega-3, and ADHD.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (Research)
Omega-3 fatty acids (Health aspects)
Omega-3 fatty acids (Research)
Phospholipids (Health aspects)
|Publication:||Name: Townsend Letter Publisher: The Townsend Letter Group Audience: General; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 The Townsend Letter Group ISSN: 1940-5464|
|Issue:||Date: April, 2008 Source Issue: 297|
|Topic:||Event Code: 310 Science & research|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
"PS [PhosphatidylSerine] has a unique molecular structure that
makes it a building block for all the cells of the body," Parris M.
Kidd, PhD, says in his book PS (PhosphatidylSerine) Nature's Brain
Booster for Memory, Mood, and Stress. "When added to the daily diet
as a supplemental nutrient concentrate, PS can have great benefits for
the human brain." Even though every cell membrane in the body
contains this compound, nerve cells need it the most. Without
phosphatidylSerine (PS) in their membranes, nerve cells can neither
produce nor conduct electrical impulses. The PS molecule is designed to
carry two fatty acids, one of which is the omega-3 fatty acid
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA is essential for healthy brain and nerve
function. Studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acids can also reduce ADHD
symptoms. PS supplementation increases energy production in the brain
and can improve memory, learning, comprehension, and word recall,
according to research.
Preliminary evidence suggests that PS can help children with behavioral and attention problems. Carol Ann Ryser, MD, a physician who treats children with ADHD, and Dr. Kidd performed a pilot study involving 27 children, ages three to 19 years. Dr. Ryser added 200 or 300 mg of PS per day (depending on body size) to her usual "best [treatment] program" for each child. "PS produced marked, clinically meaningful benefit for 25 of the 27 children," Dr. Kidd reports. Attention, concentration, learning, and behavior improved with PS use. No adverse effects or drug interactions were reported.
Kidd Parris M, PhD. PS (PhosphatidylSerine) Nature's Brain Booster. St. George, Utah; Total Health Communications, Inc.; 2005.
New research supports value of omega-3 supplements in reducing ADHD symptoms. CRIME Times 2007;13(3):4,5.
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