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Small Study Finds That PS-Omega-3 Supplement Improves Memory In Elderly

November 1, 2010: 08:39 AM EST

Israeli scientists have found that phosphatidylserine (PS) combined with omega-3 fatty acids improved age-related neurochemical damage to the brain in memory-impaired elderly patients. The small clinical trial involved eight patients aged 60 years or older who had complained of memory problems. The study was not placebo controlled. The patients were given three PS-mega-3 capsules (Sharp-PS Gold, from Enzymotec Ltd.) daily for six weeks. Researchers found that “PS-omega-3 may have a favorable effect on memory recall” in elderly people with memory impairment, specifically on “the ability to store, hold, and retrieve information of an episodic nature.”  PS-omega-3 supplementation resulted in a significant 42 percent increase in the ability to recall words in the delayed condition. The researchers hope that their findings will lead to a larger scale placebo-controlled study of PS-omega-3.

Yael Richter, Yael Herzog, et al., "The effect of phosphatidylserine-containing omega-3 fatty acids on memory abilities in subjects with subjective memory complaints: a pilot study", Journal Clinical Interventions in Aging, November 01, 2010, © Dove Press, Open Access
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