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To medicate or not to medicate? That is the question. - Safety and Side Effects

Safety and Side effects

FDA concludes that the use of phosphatidylserine as a dietary supplement is safe and lawful under 21 C.F.R. § 101.14 provided that bovine-derived sources, if used, are not derived from bovine tissues from cattle born, raised, or slaughtered in any country where BSE exists.

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  • Do not take PS if you are using amphetamines (recreationally, to treat depression or to treat ADD/ADHD).
  • Do not take PS if you are using adrenergic agonists like dopamine.
  • Side effects are generally rare but can include nausea, indigestion and insomnia.
  • Do not use if you have kidney problems.
  • Consult with a physician when using any nutritional supplement