Best Phosphatidyl Serine provides the essential brain nutrient phosphatidylserine in a matrix of other phospholipids and cofactors. Phosphatidylserine and other phospholipids are structural components of brain neurons that can enhance cell-to-cell communication.* Studies have shown the ability of supplemental phosphatidylserine to support healthy cognitive function.* It may enhance healthy memory and thinking ability by facilitating neuronal communication.* It may also support the body during stressful times. Best Phosphatidylserine contains phosphatidylserine and other essential nutritional cofactors in a liquid softgel, providing added stability to these key phospholipid molecules. Phospholipid molecules are key components of cellular membranes. The incorporation of these molecules into membranes facilitates healthy cell function, toxin removal and cellular signaling. One of the most important of these compounds for neural cells is phosphatidylserine (PS), which makes up about 10% of the composition of neuronal cell membranes. Phosphatidylserine can be made by the body and is also taken into the body as part of the diet. Some researchers believe that supplemental PS may be highly indicated as we age, since our natural diets may contain suboptimal amounts of phosphatidylserine.1 It is thought to be especially important in maintaining the general structure and function of the neuron. Supplemental phosphatidylserine may have beneficial effects on memory function by allowing neurons in the neuron networks to effectively communicate with one another. Studies suggest that phosphatidylserine enhances signal transmission between neural cells. An in vitro study measured the effects of phosphatidylserine on hippocampal (brain) slices taken from male albino rats.2 In this study, the researchers found that when the brain slices were bathed in PS, they had increased efficiency of nerve transmission and an enhancement of long-term potentiation (which is related to information storage in the brain) compared to control.