What is IV Phosphatidylcholine (PC) Treatment?
Phosphatidylcholine IV Therapy provides a unique way to help decrease levels of toxicity and cellular degeneration in patients suffering from mold toxicity, Lyme Disease, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Environmental toxins from exposure to mold and industrial chemicals can be stored in body fat for long periods, specifically in the phospholipid layer of cells.
When chemicals from pesticides, some prescription drugs, skincare products, and food preservatives stay lodged in the cellular membranes, dysfunction of the brain, nervous system, and immune system may occur.
Our body works relentlessly to excrete these toxins after going through the liver to the gut (or through sweat) daily. We can utilize targeted detox programs to flush the liver and body of toxins, but these don’t permanently rid the cell membranes of chemicals. That is where a phosphatidylcholine IV comes in.
By delivering phosphatidylcholine directly to the bloodstream, it can get right to work correcting fats and oil balance in the cell membranes. By replacing toxic fatty oils containing pesticides, prescription drugs, chemicals from skincare products, and food preservatives with cleaner fatty oils, the body can detox more successfully.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is known to repair brain cells and neural connections, boost acetylcholine and improve alertness, cognition, focus, memory, and mood.
In addition to playing an essential role in metabolizing cholesterol, research indicates that PC may help repair damage to the liver caused by alcohol, pollutants, and other toxins. In the intestinal tract, PC has a protective effect on the mucosa and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Although the human body can synthesize choline, levels in membranes decline with age and additional supplementation can be necessary under certain circumstances. When administered via intravenous infusion, it may reverse the deterioration of cell membranes.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is part of a group of compounds called phospholipids. Phospholipids are essential components of cell membranes. PC acts as a supplier of choline, which is required for cell membrane integrity and to facilitate the movement of fats in and out of cells. It is also a component of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is necessary for normal brain functioning.
Although the human body can synthesize choline, additional amounts beyond what can be supplied by the diet are essential under certain circumstances. The liver utilizes choline as its primary source of fuel (triglycerides).
What are Phospholipids?
Phospholipids (PLs) are a class of lipids that contain phosphorus in their molecules and play a crucial role in the biochemistry and physiology of the cell.
Phospholipids that exert their physiological roles are versatile ingredients for formulating systems to deliver functional compounds. Phospholipids have very low toxicity and can be used by a variety of routes of administration. They have been widely used for their surfactant properties in the formulation of emulsions for foods and pharmaceuticals and in cosmetics emulsion formulations.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is the most abundant phospholipid in eukaryotic cell membranes, and it can form lipid bilayers. Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is an amphiphilic molecule consisting of a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail. It is a type of phospholipid with a choline group inserted in the head.
Thanks to its amphipathic nature, Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is extensively applied as an emulsification, stabilization, and wetting agent in the fields of health products, foods, and others.
The Chemical Structure of Phosphatidylcholine
All phospholipids have a phosphate group and fatty acid chains connected by a glycerol group. Regarding the chemical structure, phosphatidylcholine consists of a phosphate group, fatty acids, and choline.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is a molecule that contains two fatty acids attached to a glycerol backbone with a phosphate group and choline. A key element in your cell walls is needed to regulate the rate of cell death and to make healthy new cells, to replace the 2.5 million that die every second.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) contains a polar head group phosphorylcholine linked to the sn-3 position of glycerol and esterified to different saturated and unsaturated fatty acids at the sn-1 and sn-2 positions, whereby the fatty acids in the position sn-1 are preferentially saturated as a rule. The different fatty acids attached to the glycerol moiety make PC a very complex molecule.
Biochemical Mechanisms of Action for Phosphatidylcholine (PC)
Phosphatidylcholine (PC, or Ptd-Cho) is one of two fatty acids that make up the outer layer of the membrane covering each of the 70 trillion cells in your body.
Phosphatidylcholine is also converted in your body through a process called hydrolysis to make up the fatty acids AA, oleic, linoleic, linolenic, and DHA. These fatty acids contribute to the signaling within and between brain cells for long-term potentiation (LTP). LTP is behind the formation of long-term memories.
The synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) is largely dependent on the choline provided by Phosphatidylcholine. ACh is critical for cognition, learning, and memory.
When you don’t have enough Phosphatidylcholine, brain cell membranes lose integrity and eventually die.
Some disorders that have improved by using phosphatidylcholine include:
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart disease
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Kidney failure
- Liver damage
- Lyme disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis