What happens to phosphatidylserine in the body?
The content of phosphatidylserine in the human body is only 60g, a small amount of visible content, but it is the main acidic phospholipid in the brain. Among the many phospholipid components, phosphatidylserine liquid is the only phospholipid that can regulate the function state of key proteins in cell membranes. It affects the transmission of chemical information in the brain and helps brain cells store and read data. Phosphatidylserine also maintains normal brain memory, response, and healthy mood. It can also improve brain function and repair brain damage.
Phosphatidylserine not only has a significant and positive effect on physiological cognitive ability and the recovery of cognitive ability of the injured but also has been shown to improve cognitive ability in non-injured population studies. In terms of metabolic mechanism, phosphatidylserine can be hydrolyzed to obtain choline after being absorbed by the small intestine and then converted into acetylcholine with the blood into the brain. In other words, phosphatidylserine can be methylated to obtain phosphatidylcholine. This component is the precursor of the synthesis of acetylcholine, is involved in regulating the fluidity of cell membranes, and plays an intermediary role between cell membrane receptors and second messengers. When the amount of acetylcholine in the brain increases, the speed of information transmission between brain nerve cells is accelerated, and the physiological function is shown to improve brain memory, enhance intelligence, and promote brain development.