Jesse speaks with Phosphatidylserine* aficionado Dr. Adam Parker about the cognitive benefits associated with this supplement. Phosphatidylserine is a compound that naturally occurs in every living cell — animal, vegetable, even bacteria… So it’s inside you already – and yet topping up dietarily with extra amounts seems not a bad idea. Dr. Parker’s study showed speed-of-computation improvements in subjects of over 20% on a basic mathematical test. (Wow.)
*Phosphatidylserine is a key ingredient in NEXUS, Axon Labs‘ flagship nootropic stack.
We’ll also hear about a boy who survived nearly three-quarters of an hour underwater, and what processes common to all mammals might have made this possible. (Needless to say, don’t try this at home.)
The hardest to pronounce episode topic yet!
This Week In Neuroscience: Boy Survives 42 Minutes Underwater
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What is an "Overdose Edition"?
Introduction to Dr. Adam Parker.
Where does phosphatidylserine come from?
What is phosphatidylserine's mechanism of action ?
What is the upper limit for safety, and how to find out how safe a supplement is.
How is phosphatidylserine used for athletic performance?
What are the effects on elderly brains, and phosphatidylserine & combination DHA supplements.
How long is the positve-effect onset period?
Dr. Parker's dream phosphatidylserine study.
What's in Dr. Parker's personal brain health cabinet?
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