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What is Phosphatidylserine?

As we age, the demands of life only seem to grow, and our bodies and minds begin to gradually decline which can make things difficult for us. The mental decline as we age can be especially frustrating, and may lead to other potential problems.

Although aging and its side effects are inevitable, we can fight back by becoming healthier. The combination of valuable supplements and a smart and balanced diet might help us live longer and happier. One essential chemical compound for maintaining a healthier mind is phosphatidylserine.

Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid that aids in the function of our cell membranes – specifically, the brain. So just what does the cell membrane do? The cell membrane does a lot of things, but it helps move waste out of our cells, keeps the cell intact and moves essential nutrients into our various cells to keep us healthy.

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Phosphatidylserine is naturally produced in the body, but only in small amounts. To obtain the right amount, we need to include it in our diet by eating foods like muscle and organ meats, and white beans. We can also get it from soybeans and various other plant sources.

Of course, you should always consult a doctor as to ascertain the proper dosage and to what capacity it should be a part of your diet (not recommended for children, pregnant women and people with kidney or liver diseases).

The aging process isn’t always a cake walk, so it’s important to develop a healthy diet and lifestyle. Working out every day for a short time, eating right and adding supplements and foods with essentials nutrients are all vital to a healthy life.

Phosphatidylserine is one chemical compound that’s important for our mental stability and health, so make sure to research the benefits it could have on your life.

To Your Health!

Life Priority Inc

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

In the News: Women’s Dementia Worsens Faster Than Men’s

The Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®
Life Extension NewsTM
Volume 18 No. 4 • August 2015

In the News: Women’s Dementia Worsens Faster Than Men’s

So says a headline in the July 22, 2015 The Wall Street Journal. According to the study (398 subjects who participated in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative), women’s cognitive decline took place about twice as fast as men’s. The good news is that it is very likely, based on scientific studies showing that women need more choline than men do (Fischer, 2007), and that, as choline has been identified as a nutrient important to cognition (Poly, 2011) a deficiency of choline is one cause of this vulnerability to dementia in women. Not only does estrogen play an important role in the cholinergic nervous system (Fischer, 2007, Craig, 2010)—estrogen that declines rapidly following menopause—but it is known that in older people, choline is taken up less effectively into the brain (Cohen, 1995). In addition, women are much more susceptible to autoimmune diseases than men are and the cholinergic nervous system is a major antiinflammatory system (Tracey, 2007).

Add it all up and the evidence points to a need for additional choline in older women. The amount of choline recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for non-pregnant women, 425 mg a day, is (in our judgment) too low to supply adequate amounts of choline to older women when you consider the reduced ability to transport choline into the brain, the loss of estrogen, and also the variation (dietary composition (van Wijk, 2012), choline consumption, genetic and epigenetic differences in the ability to absorb choline from the diet, get it into the brain, and then convert it to phospatidylcholine via biochemical pathways) between individuals suggests that the amount that may be adequate for much of the population per the IOM recommendation may not be adequate for YOU.

In short, choline is a major nutrient for keeping your cognitive function in good condition as you get older. We ourselves take 2 grams a day of choline in the form of choline dihydrogen citrate.

References

  • Fischer, daCosta, Kwock, et al. Sex and menopausal status influence human dietary requirements for the nutrient choline. Am J Clin Nutr.85(5):1275-85 (2007).
  • Poly, Massaro, Seshadri, et al. The relation of dietary choline to cognitive performance and white-matter hyperintensity in the Framingham Offspring Cohort. Am J Clin Nutr. 94:1584-91 (2011).
  • Craig, Brammer, Maki, et al. The interactive effect of acute ovarian suppression and the cholinergic system on visuospatial working memory in young women.35:987-1000 (2010).
  • Cohen, Renshaw, Stoll, et al. Decreased brain choline uptake in older adults. An in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. 274(11):902-7 (1995).
  • Physiology and immunology of the cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway.J Clin Invest.117(2):289-96 (2007).
  • van Wijk, Watkins, Bohlke, et al. Plasma choline concentration varies with different dietary levels of vitamins B6, B12and folic acid in rats maintained on choline-adequate diets. Br J Nutr. 107:1408-12 (2012).

 

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Cultivate a Healthy Mind with Vitamin D3

The brain is one of the most important aspects of your body, but many times people don’t perform routine maintenance on it like they would their bodies. People work out at the gym and tone their bodies to keep a nice figure, but what about their brains? We constantly use our brains and sometimes take them for granted, assuming that they will continue to function at a high level, but the brain also requires fine tuning.

Just like our body needs proper nutrition, our brain also needs an adequate amount of nutrients to perform all the necessary tasks in a day. People can start to lose their mental sharpness as they age, but age isn’t the only thing that negatively affects the brain. Recent studies have shown that deficiencies in Vitamin D3 can lead to disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia. The deficiencies in Vitamin D3 can lead to a decreased thinking ability, and can also affect memory.

Brain Health from Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is important to keep your brain healthy and performing at a high level. In addition to helping the brain be able to think and remember things better, Vitamin D3 also promotes an improved sense of wellbeing and happiness. Vitamin D3 may also help with motor, muscle and heart functions while supporting your bone health. Vitamin D3 is extremely important to your overall health, but especially in regards to your brain, so make sure you have enough and don’t become Vitamin D3 deficient.

Studies have shown it can be safe to use Vitamin D3 supplements and thus boost your health. Here at Life Priority, Vitamin D3 can be found in our SunLife product and would be a great addition to your diet. Start living healthier today and invest in Vitamin D3 and SunLife.

 

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Are You Afraid of Losing Your Mind?

pam-h-overland-parkOf all the conditions that I can acquire, I am mortified at the prospect of “losing my mind.” (My other fear is losing my eye sight-which is another blog for another time.)

Ever since several years ago when I was a pharmaceutical rep selling an Alzheimer drug, I have been closely monitoring the development of new agents in the battle of preventing and treating dementia. Having worked with senior care physicians, care takers and skilled nursing centers that had Alzheimer’s patients is enough to terrify anyone to take any and all supplements that might prevent any loss of brain power.

When I became acquainted with Life Priority, and learned of the extensive scientific skill of Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, and how they only formulate products with top quality and proven ingredients, did I believe that I was being proactive for my own brain health. PS Priority, especially, has been proven to help increase neurotransmitter receptor sites and help keep cell membranes flexible and supports good memory function.

Why waste your money on brands that you cannot follow the lifeline of the supplement from beginning to end? The timeline is clear from inception to market on Life Priority’s PS, a truly designer supplement of unmatched quality.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be stricken with dementia of any type. I do know that my goal is to be true to quality supplements and a lifestyle that will lead me to grace and good memory in my aged years.

For me it’s Life Priority’s Life Caps, Mind, PS Priority, and Muscle Memory that I’m counting on, as I can only imagine the beautiful sunset of my old age.

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.