7 Ways Phosphatidylcholine Can Benefit Your Health!
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is a type of Phosphoglyceride Phospholipid. Here is the Biological Function and Health Benefits of Phosphatidylcholine:
Aging & Life Extension
The body’s endogenous Phosphatidylcholine levels decline in conjunction with the Aging Process and Phosphatidylcholine (especially when administered via intravenous infusion) may reverse the deterioration of Cell Membranes that ocurs in conjunction with the progression of the Aging Process. Phosphatidylcholine may possess Life Extension potential:
As the body’s Cell Membranes age, they contain less Phosphatidylcholine, and more Cholesterol and sphingomyelin causing them to become less fluid and more rigid.
PC (especially when administered via intravenous infusion) may improve the condition of Angina patients and helps to prevent and treat Atherosclerosis. Phosphatidylcholine helps to maintain the elasticity of Blood Vessels.
PC is essential for the formation of Cell Membranes and is essential for the structural and functional integrity of Cell Membranes. Supplemental Phosphatidylcholine enhances the function of Cell Membranes throughout the body and comprises approximately 65% of most Cell Membranes. Phosphatidylcholine may help to prevent Colitis. Phosphatidylcholine is essential for the initial emulsification of dietary Fats (as a constituent of Bile) prior to their further digestion.
Phosphatidylcholine may prevent and dissolve Gallstones and Kidney Stones by emulsifying their constituent Lipids. Phosphatidylcholine inhibits the ability of Alcohol (ethanol) and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) to cause Gastric Ulcers. Phosphatidylcholine may reduce Intestinal Permeability (it has been demonstrated to reduce bacterial translocation). PC also inhibits the ability of Alcohol to damage the Pancreas ; PC inhibits the ability of Alcohol (ethanol) to cause Pancreatitis.
Phosphatidylcholine (especially delayed release form of Phosphatidylcholine – 6,000 mg per day) may alleviate Ulcerative Colitis.
PC may help prevent age-related hearing loss.
Phosphatidylcholine is essential for the correct metabolism of Cholesterol
Phosphatidylcholine helps to keep Cholesterol soluble ; may inhibit the absorption of dietary Cholesterol ; keeps Cholesterol isolated from the lining of Arteries ; prevents the oxidation of LDL Cholesterol ; is an essential component of High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) – it comprises 22% of HDL ; is an essential component of Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) ;
Phosphatidylcholine may help to prevent and treat Cirrhosis (including alcholic Cirrhosis). Phosphatidylcholine may help to prevent and treat Fatty Liver. Phosphatidylcholine is essential for the detoxification functions of the Liver.
The Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid form of Phosphatidylcholine (1,800 mg per day) may be beneficial for the treatment of most forms of Hepatitis.
Phosphatidylcholine may prevent Age Associated Memory Impairment ; Phosphatidylcholine may prevent the further deterioration of Mental Function in Alzheimer’s Disease patients ; improves Concentration and Memory in Dementia patients and may increase Acetylcholine levels in Dementia patients ; may improve mental performance in Down’s Syndrome patients; may improve Learning ability ; may improve Memory (especially in persons with existing Memory impairment and in those with diminished Acetylcholine levels).
Phosphatidylcholine nourishes Myelin Sheaths surrounding Neurons.
Neurons require large amounts of Phosphatidylcholine for their repair and maintenance. Phosphatidylcholine is also required for the growth of new Neurons.
Phosphatidylcholine may alleviate some of the damage inflicted on Lung tissues by cigarette smoking
Phosphatidylcholine & Fertility
Phosphatidylcholine may alleviate Male Infertility – Phosphatidylcholine is a component of the Seminal Plasma component of Semen
Phosphatidylcholine & Skin
Phosphatidylcholine controls the transfer of endogenous chemicals into Skin Cells and may improve the visual appearance of dull Skin.
Usually we use 500mg 2-4tablets / day in therapy.
The maxium safe dosage for Phosphatidylcholine is 30,000 mg (30 grams) per day !
Orally-administered Phosphatidylcholine is very well absorbed. Up to 90% is absorbed when it is consumed with meals. Oral doses of Phosphatidylcholine result in serum Choline elevations with significant elevation persisting for as long as 12 hours.
Most orally-ingested supplemental Phosphatidylcholine is utilized by the Liver (usually for Liver repair). Very little Phosphatidylcholine reaches the blood stream, other tissues and other organs of the body. This can limit the effectiveness of oral Phosphatidylcholine. Intravenous administration of Phosphatidylcholine circumvents this Liver domination of Phosphatidylcholine