The effect of phosphatidylserine-containing omega-3 fatty acids on memory abilities in subjects with subjective memory complaints: a pilot study.

Yael Richter, Yael Herzog, Tzafra Cohen, Yael Steinhart

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Abstract

To evaluate for the first time the efficacy of safe-sourced phosphatidylserine-containing omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (PS-omega-3) in improving memory abilities. PS-omega-3 was administered daily for 6 weeks to eight elderly volunteers with subjective memory complaints. The Cognitive Drug Research test battery was used to assess the effect on their cognitive abilities. PS-omega-3 supplementation resulted in 42% increase in the ability to recall words in the delayed condition. PS-omega-3 may have a favorable effect on memory in subjects with subjective memory complaints. PS-omega-3 may serve as a safe alternative to phosphatidylserine extracted from bovine cortex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Interventions in Aging
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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