Side Effects of Phosphatidylserine

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Side Effects of Phosphatidylserine
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Often used in treatments for patients who have Alzheimer or attention deficit issues, phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid, derived from soy lecithin. Although many report no side effects, there do remain a few side effects, as well as a few allergic reactions, that can be linked to use of this medication.

Upset Stomach

Phosphatidylserine can react badly with stomach acids resulting in an uneasy sensation.


Insomnia is a typical side effect of using phosphatidylserine. The inability to rest or sleep can cause lack of energy and can lead to a decline in overall health.


If you turn out to be allergic to phosphatidylserine, it can cause you to break out in hives. The case, if mild, is easily treated with an over-the-counter remedy.

Swelling of the Throat

Phosphatidylserine can also cause the throat to swell, another allergic reaction.

Difficulty Breathing

A feeling of being out of breath or outright breathing difficulty can occur while using phosphatidylserine. If this side effect occurs, stop use immediately.


Rashes and/or itching can occur with the use of phosphatidylserine. This allergic reaction symbolises an inability for the body to handle the medicine properly.

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