Phenethylamine: is an organic compound and a natural monoamine alkaloid, a trace amine, and also the name of a class of chemicals with many members that are well known for their psychoactive and stimulant effects. It functions as a monoaminergic neuromodulator and, to a lesser extent, a neurotransmitter in the human central nervous system. (1)has been linked to the regulation of physical energy, mood, and attention (2)has a neurotransmitter role It is commonly referred to as the Love Drug and is famous for being the component in chocolate that makes cocoa so appealing. More recently, nootropic users have been investigating the cognitive enhancement and mood boosting effects Phosphatidyl-serine: is an important component of the cell membrane which plays a key role in cell cycle signaling, specifically in relationship to apoptosis. In May, 2003 the Food and Drug Administration gave “qualified health claim” status to phosphatidylserine thus allowing labels to state “consumption of phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive dysfunction in the elderly” (3) The concentrated phosphatidyl serine (PS) derived from soy phospholipids and clinical studies have shown that when it is taken on a regular basis, it can help adults maintain and improve learning and memory. The results of the studies showed conclusively that, in mature adults, PS helped maintain cognition, concentration, and related mental functions. (4) significant improvement with the following functions:
- Name-Face Recall. Learning and matching of names with faces.
- First-Last Names. First and last names presented, then last names given for pairing with the first names. Also assesses verbal memory.
- Face Recognition. A test of visual memory.
- Grocery List. To help assess verbal learning and memory.
- Telephone Dialing. Memorize and retain a telephone number, under different conditions of delay and distraction.
- Misplaced Objects. Placement and recall of keys, glasses, other common household objects — verbal-visual associative memory.
- Divided Attention. Simulates driving a car, also recall of radio reports while driving. Reaction time and verbal vocabulary memory. (5)