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Best PS I've found for cortisol limiting
on August 5, 2011
My disclaimer: typical phosphatidylserine usage is for neurological benefits; with some medical doctors suggesting that neuro-PS can actually build neuro-receptors in the brain. Whether or not this is true, I make no claim. One of the only *known* side affects is an arrest in cortisol production, a hormone that initiates catabolism, and is also responsible for fat/cellulite retention. This is my purpose for using this supplement. Through a wholesome, primal diet, I have worked diligently to build up my health, and as an athlete, I was looking to better control my lean body mass with no side affects. So, taking 1 capsule of phosphatidylserine prior to bed puts off the catabolic affects (breakdown in the body) until around the time I awake, at which point I further arrest cortisol production with breakfast. That being said, this is an experiment, and I'm not a medical professional. While I will claim that I have seen these benefits, I have no formal evidence that this will work for anyone else. But honestly, in the past 3 months, with regular usage, and a solid diet, with proper exercise, I've dropped from 9.3% body fat to 7.0% with muscle gain and significant athletic performance increase.
NOTE: Cortisol is a fundamentally important hormone in the body, and catabolism is a natural process that is NECESSARY for wellness and longevity. What I'm doing is simply *limiting* (or attempting to) the time spent in a catabolic state. I would NEVER recommend alteration of hormonal levels on an accelerated scale, which could lead to a myriad of health complications, not limited to: fertility issues, adrenal fatigue, frequent illness, metabolic syndrome, etc.
So, with my discussion of 1-why and 2- disclaimed non-recommendation for usage to attain similar results, I will make a point to declare what I like about this product:
There are few PS supplements on the market that are all PS, without fillers or unnecessary additives. This is one of them! It is 300mg of pure Phosphatidylserine (or so that label states). I have achieved my goals with this product; it works very well for my intended purposes. As a "side affect" of my usage, it seems to work in the way it was intended. I am definitely cognitively more alert, have better memory retention, and my logic processes seem to be getting back to what they were when I had a 4.0 on high school. Is it a miracle drug? No, there's no such thing. Can it help? With time and proper use, I believe this can help most *healthy* people.
I hope that this helps someone, or at least gives you the impression that this is a good product, if you're looking for quality PS. The price isn't too shabby either!