What kind of phospholipid is phosphatidylserine?



Phosphatidylserine is present in the biofilms of all animals, higher plants, and microorganisms. It is a very important component of phospholipids in cell membranes. Phosphatidylserine makes up 10 to 20 percent of all the phospholipids in the mammalian brain. It contains about 60 grams in the human body, half of which is concentrated in the brain. Compared to other phospholipids, phosphatidylserine is not fully synthesized by the body itself. It is found mainly in meat, especially in the brains, livers, and kidneys of animals. Since animal brain tissue is not readily available, it is found in very small amounts in other everyday foods or vegetables (except white beans).

Phosphatidylserine powder is a ubiquitous and important phospholipid with very small amounts but unique functions. It is usually located in the inner layer of cell membranes and is associated with a range of membrane functions. As a cofactor of enzymes, phosphatidylserine powder is closely related to cell activity and intercellular communication. It also acts as a potent antioxidant. In recent years, phosphatidylserine has become an effective natural medicine for the prevention and treatment of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other diseases worldwide.