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|D-Serine is an amino acid that serves as a key regulator in the formation of memories. It is synthesized |
in types of brain cells called astrocytes, and its production is essential in the process of long term
potentiation. Long term potentiation is a process wherein neurological pathways are enhanced
in response to certain environmental stimuli – in other words it is the process by which long term
memories are consolidated in the brain.
Administration of D-Serine leads to accumulation of the amino acid in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus.
These are areas of the brain involved in memory consolidation, and D-Serine acts via NMDA receptors
on neurons in these areas. Administration of D-Serine to animals has been demonstrated to enhance
learning and working memory.
Prototype Nutrition's D-Serine powder can be used to optimize the brain's ability to learn and recall complex
functions and may be a valuable asset to students, workers, or anyone who may have to process or
memorize difficult material.