Phosphatidylserine is a natural nutrient for body and mind

20 September 2018

Phosphatidylserine is a natural nutrient for body and mind

Under the Sharp•PS® brand, Frutarom Health offers four different phosphatidylserine concepts formulated with this clinically proven nutrient

Phosphatidylserine is a natural building block of our tissues, found in every cell membrane. Phosphatidylserine has especially been shown to play a crucial role in the structure and function of the brain, but also of muscles and other tissues. It is a highly researched ingredient, clinically shown to support cognition, relief of daily stress and seasonal mood changes, and it has benefits for the skin and muscle health.

This nutrient is backed by more than 50 clinical studies as well as a significant amount of pre-clinical evidence demonstrating the efficacy and mechanism of action of phosphatidylserine intake. 


Phosphatidylserine is suitable for capsules, tablets, soft gels, sachets, gummies and also for functional foods, due to its excellent organoleptic properties.

With the Sharp•PS® line, Frutarom offers four different concepts that make use of phosphatidylserine’s clinically proven benefits:

Sharp•PS® Calm – natural reduction of stress
People of every age are experiencing increasing levels of stress caused by studies, work, family pressures, health concerns, money and general economic environment. Stress is pre-valent in all age groups with persons between 18-47 year-olds reporting the highest levels of stress, and with women typically more affected than men.
Phosphatidylserine, a natural part of our body, is clinically proven to decrease daily stress. In studies, it was shown to reduce the increase in the hormone cortisol, which naturally occurs as part of the body’s reaction to stress.

Sharp•PS® Mood – natural ease of negative moods
Increasing numbers of people report mood changes that leave them feeling despondent or “blue” at some point in their lives. This is especially common among older people and among women. Phosphatidylserine is clinically proven to improve mood. It was shown to reduce the increase in the cortisol level. In a clinical study of elderly people, the control group reported a close to 30% increase in their gloominess symptoms after 12 weeks, while those who took daily PS supplements reported almost no increase, indicating that PS can improve mood.

Sharp•PS® Brain – naturally best for cognitive health
Brain health is one of the major public health concerns of all ages. From children and students, who are developing in a highly competitive academic environment, and whose parents are  committed to supporting their mental performance and academic achievements, to seniors seeking to prevent the loss of cognitive skills and abilities, occurring as part of the natural aging process.  Being a natural brain building block, phosphatidylserine is emerging as one of the most promising sources of cognitive health supplements. It has been shown to be essential for proper brain function, specifically for communication between brain cells. The cognitive health benefits of phosphatidylserine have been proven in many clinical studies, which show that phosphatidylserine supplements can significantly improve memory recognition and recall, decision making, and mental flexibility, without any side effects. Phosphatidylserine is the only supplement with FDA improved cognitive health claims and has been shown to strengthen brain cell structure and function, providing long-term effect.


Sharp•PS® for elderly products 
As people age, staying sharp and energetic can become a challenge. At middle and elderly age, a nutrient-rich diet becomes evermore vital to being able to meet the demands of work, family, community, and an active lifestyle. But most adults do not get what they need through diet alone. Sharp•PS® can help fill the gap, providing essential supplemental nutrition for optimal mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.





  • Improve memory and sharp thinking
  • Enhance concentration and learning
  • Support cognitive skills and abilities
  • Reduce cortisol levels
  • Improve mood



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