What do you think about using Phosphatidyl Serine to decrease cortisol?
I'm working on the abdominal fat puzzle, and I suspect that my issue is cortisol. So far I haven't found success with most of the common approaches, like sleeping more, HIIT, meditation, etc. (I've read every post on this, just about, so no need to rehash any of that). My fiancee thinks that my bell fat has been stubborn because my dietary improvements have been counteracted by my new obsession with food. She might be right, though I previously dismissed the idea because I have so much fun thinking and talking about food matters that I assumed it couldn't possibly be a source of stress. On further thought, however, that seems less self evident.
Given all of that, I've decided that my next approach will probably (since y'all might influence me away from this option) be to supplement with Phosphatidyl Serine. Before I start, though, I thought it'd be helpful to mine PH for tips, info, warnings, anecdotal accounts, links, and so on.
I got the idea from T Nation at this link:
So, Paleohackers, if you'd be so kind, any thoughts or info on Phosphatidyl Serine, with special regard to abdominal fat and cortisol?
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on August 25, 2011
at 01:35 AM
Phosphatidyl Serine used to be made from bovine brain. Now it is made from soy. If you want a paleo answer, soy is a legume/not paleo.
This study found no cognitive benefits to the soy derived form.
For lowering cortisol have you looked into Holy Basil? "holy basil is being promoted as a treatment for reducing both stress and elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and to promote physical and emotional endurance"
And in case you hate dr. weil as some do, alternative source;
on November 23, 2012
at 04:38 AM
I'm using Super Cortisol Support by Now Vitamins, as well as holy basil, and I've ordered some corti-cut by Olympian Labs. I also just started Natural Factors Phosphatidylserine in the evenings. I get them at iherb.com. If you need a coupon code, PEY561 will give you $10 off.