Reduce Stress and Boost Memory with Seriphos
By Sarah Axtell, ND • January 5, 2020
Elevated cortisol can result in insomnia, a “wired but tired” feeling, anxiety, and weight gain in the mid-section. Phosphatidyl serine (PS), or the active form, phosphorlyated serine, is an amino acid that can effectively blunt the release of cortisol, our “stress hormone.”
PS can also help with age-related memory impairment, such as poor word recall. In this double-blind, randomized controlled study, 78 elderly people were supplemented with PS or placebo for six months to investigate the effects of cognitive functions. Memory scores in the PS-treated groups were significantly increased.
Studies have also shown its effectiveness in the treatment of ADD and ADHD. PS supplementation results in significant improvement in inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
At Lakeside, we recommend Seriphos, a supplement that provides the active form of phosphorlyated serine. We often order salivary cortisol tests to assess the stress response. Elevated cortisol levels, especially in the evening, can result in insomnia and anxiety. Seriphos is an effective way to enhance quality of sleep, balance mood, and optimize brain function.
Discuss with your naturopathic doctor whether or not Seriphos may be indicated for you. A saliva test can provide more guidance on the optimal use of Seriphos.
Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.