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What are the risks of taking phosphatidylserine?

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It’s is a fatty substance that covers and protects the cells in your brain and carries messages between them. Many people can take the soy-derived supplement without any side effects. You may be more likely to have issues if you take more than 300 milligrams a day. Side effects may include:

  • Gas
  • Stomach upset
  • Trouble sleeping

From: Phosphatidylserine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Natural Standard: "Phosphatidylserine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Phosphatidylserine."

Rakel, D., editor, , 3rd edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2012. Integrative Medicine

Kidd, P.M. Sept. 1, 2007. Alternative Medical Review.

Keren, H. . Jan. 1, 2010. PLoS One

Vakhapova, V. , June 28, 2011. BMC Neurology

Manor, I. , July 27, 2012. European Psychiatry

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

SOURCES:

Natural Standard: "Phosphatidylserine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Phosphatidylserine."

Rakel, D., editor, , 3rd edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2012. Integrative Medicine

Kidd, P.M. Sept. 1, 2007. Alternative Medical Review.

Keren, H. . Jan. 1, 2010. PLoS One

Vakhapova, V. , June 28, 2011. BMC Neurology

Manor, I. , July 27, 2012. European Psychiatry

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

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