Lipogen launches brain ingredient

7 Aug 2015

Lipogen has launched the next generation of PS brain ingredient, Lipogen PSPA, a new, patent-protected solution for stress management and brain health support. The company describes PSPA as a natural, high-quality blend of phosphatidylserine (PS) and phosphatidic acid (PA), and claims that it has been successfully demonstrated in two separate, controlled clinical trials to improve stress response […]

Lipogen launches brain ingredient

woman-brain-concept-womans-head-silhouette-sectioned-mental-psychological-development-learning-education-44869981Lipogen has launched the next generation of PS brain ingredient, Lipogen PSPA, a new, patent-protected solution for stress management and brain health support.

The company describes PSPA as a natural, high-quality blend of phosphatidylserine (PS) and phosphatidic acid (PA), and claims that it has been successfully demonstrated in two separate, controlled clinical trials to improve stress response under psychological and socially demanding conditions measured by lower levels of stress hormone (cortisol).

According to an article published on January 2015 in Forbes Magazine, the company notes, workplace stress causes additional expenditure of up to $190B of US healthcare annual costs. The biggest factor of these costs stems from modern stressful and demanding work.

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 75 healthy male volunteers, published in July 2014 by Hellhammer et al in the peer reviewed journal, Lipids in Health and Disease, examined effects of six weeks of daily oral supplementation of PSPA 400 (PAS 400), a complex containing 400 mg PS and 400 mg PA. Results showed that the supplementation was effective in stabilisation of the endocrine response to a stress test (Trier Social Stress Test) in chronically stressed subjects, observing normalization of cortisol.

“Lipogen PSPA, a new plant lecithin-derived ingredient, was designed to help reduce the response to the stressful modern lifestyle and improve cognitive performance on a daily basis,” said David Rutenberg, CEO at Lipogen.

Lipogen PSPA is available in liquid and powder formulations, and is non-GMO and kosher certified. It has, says the company, been proven safe and effective for daily use.

“Lipogen PSPA efficacy has been successfully tested in two clinical trials,” said Rutenberg. “Lipogen holds U.S., EU and Canadian patents for the Lipogen PSPA stress management solution, allowing protection and support for PSPA marketing partners.”