Where does phosphatidylserine power come from?



Phosphatidylserine power, also known as serine phosphatidylserine, diacylglycerol phosphoserine, is a kind of white or light yellow loose powder, can be emulsified in water, soluble in chloroform, ether, petroleum ether, insoluble in ethanol, methanol, synthetic phosphatidylserine powder is only soluble in chloroform. Natural phosphatidylserine is derived mainly from cow (sheep) brains or soybean, and although R1 and R2 differ, it is a mixture of various compounds. Many isomers of phosphatidylserine were synthesized and the purification process was complicated.

Phosphatidylserine is found in the biofilms of all animals, higher plants, and microorganisms. It is one of the important components of phospholipids in cell membranes. It accounts for 10%~20% of all phospholipids in mammalian brains and contains about 60g in the human body, half of which is concentrated in the brain.

In contrast to other phospholipids, phosphatidylserine is not made entirely by the body itself and is found mostly in meat, especially in the brains, livers, and kidneys of animals. Because animal brain tissue is not readily available, the phosphatidylserine used today is mainly derived from soybeans or other plants and is found in very low amounts in other everyday foods or vegetables (except white beans).

The body can make phosphatidylserine by using serine. What does it do? Phosphatidylserine affects the transmission of chemical information in the brain and helps brain cells store and read data. It is an important nutrient for maintaining normal brain memory, reactions, and healthy mood.