This video is phosphatidylcholine being drawn up for our “Lipid Exchange” IV. Phosphatidylcholine is a molecule consisting of a phospholipid attached to a choline molecule. It is the precursor for a very important neurotransmitter in the body, acetylcholine. Learn more about this molecule here. PC has profound impacts on health – particularly the nervous system, liver, and gut. PC helps improve brain function as it increases the amount of acetylcholine in the brain. This makes it a good treatment in preventing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. It can also help improve memory and cognitive function in general. On of our patients describes the treatment as “rocket fuel for the brain”.
Phosphatidylcholine is beneficial for the liver as well. It helps to prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver and is thus a good portion of any treatment plan for liver disease – including hepatitis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Phosphatidylcholine helps with the breakdown and removal of unhealthy fats in the body. This makes it a good treatment for many disorders involving fat metabolism and cell membrane repair. By replacing oxidized fats in the cell membranes, phosphatidylcholine improves cellular function in the body and can be used as an antiaging treatment. It also contributes to the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract, making it a good treatment for ulcerative colitis.
There are many dietary sources of PC, but you may not be able to get all of the benefits from diet alone. If you are interested in trying out the benefits of intravenous phosphatidylcholine, you can book an appointment here. Phosphatidylcholine can also be taken as a dietary supplement, you can purchase a high quality version of it here.