The chemical Phosphatidylserine is essential to many of the brain and the body’s functions. Small amounts of Phosphatidylserine can be found in food although often not enough to reap its natural benefits. Phosphatidylserine can be used to prevent exercise induced stress, improve athletic performance, aid in age related mental decline, treat Alzheimer's disease, improve thinking skills and decrease symptoms of depression. Notably, Phosphatidylserine was found to have beneficial effects on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It may help people with ADHD focus more easily.