Phosphatidylcholine is a fatty acid or phospholipid compound found in ALL cell membranes. It is a major player in biological functions. It control what comes in and out of all cells, maintains the surface tension of your cells and most importantly supplies the Acetylcholine neurotransmitter that is essential for brain and nerve function in all of us! Sounds vital right? IT IS! Research for PC is showing benefits in supporting conditions like Alzheimer’s, MS and other neurological diseases which are on the rise with the rising “Statin” use we are seeing today.
We believe plants seem to be best source for PC and we feel non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin is a superior choice for supplying the PC that we need for support. Too much of the population has issues with soy based PC and have been told to avoid PC made of soy.
So Doc Why Should I take this?
- Memory Support
According to the studies PC with and without Vitamin B 12 has been beneficial to memory. Who could not benefit from that?
- Inflammation Support in Stress Conditions
We all wish life was less stressful. Studies have shown PC enhanced recovery from inflammation and stress.
- Gastrointestinal (GI) Support with Ibuprofen and NSAID Drug Use
As a tennis player in a large women’s tennis league I cannot tell you how much Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen (Aleve) use is out there. How can we not take advantage of a natural ingredient that has improved intestinal safety in actual patients in a study?
- Liver Support and Reduction of Hyperlipid Issues
Hyperlipidemia (Elevated Blood Lipids) are a problem for so many. PC has been studied in patients with elevated blood lipids (ldl cholesterol and triglycerides) fatty and alcoholic liver, and Hepatitis B liver damage and has showed support and in some cases reversal.
- Exercise Support
Most exercise will deplete some of the choline storage in your body, especially endurance exercise; PC helps to restore your supply of choline.
Dosages for PC range from 630mg-2,400mg for most people. Optimal time to take PC is 20-30 minutes before a meal with 6-8 oz of water.
Please check with your Doctor before taking PC with acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors like; donepezil (Aricept), tacrine (Cognex), and rivastigmine (Exelon). Also ask your Doctor before taking PC with anticholinergic drugs such as atropine and cholinergic drugs such as succinylcholine.