“The Miracle Molecule”- Phosphotidylcholine
Phosphatidylcholine is a ubiquitous, naturally occurring phospholipid particle. It is the major lipid, or fat, of cell membranes and blood proteins.
Of the tens of thousands of molecules that make up the life of a cell, Phosphatidylcholine (PC) stands apart.
PC is one of four phospholipids that link together to form the membrane. However, Phosphatidylcholine at ~50% is the largest concentration in the membrane and reigns supreme of all cell components.
The membrane is a lipid envelope that encases and protects the internal working of cell. An important function of the cell membrane is to allow selective passage of certain substances into and out of cells.
Phosphatidylcholine is the pivotal phospholipid that is prevalent in healthy young cell membranes and as we get older and/or ill this phospholipid gets replaced with less beneficial phospholipids which can trap and store many toxins. These toxins can impact cell membrane and mitochondrial function - cells energy production - as well as cellular communication.
Phosphatidylcholine gets incorporated into the cell membrane and improves its integrity and serves to improve the transport of nutrients and export toxins across the cell membrane.
PC has a hydrophilic head (water loving) and a hydrophobic tail (water rejecting/fat attracting). This is very important when it comes to the Intravenous (IV) use of PC and its benefits for our body.
The cholesterol (fats) in the blood stream (LDL and Triglycerides) has a tendency to bind to bad chemicals (lipid soluble) from environmental pollution, chemicals from foods, medications, etc. The liver is the organ primarily responsible for processing these fats and chemicals. The only problem is that the human liver wasn’t designed to process these man-made chemicals which are long chain polymers.
So what does it do with the chemicals and fats? It stores them somewhere in the body, unable to expel them.
When PC is infused into the blood stream it binds to fats – cholesterol. Once PC has bound to them, they are carried down to the intestines. As soon as they enter the intestines, they are absorbed into the fiber we eat and are eliminated when we move the bowels. This can be helpful for lowering LDL/Triglyceride levels and acts as a chemical detox as well.
Phosphatidylcholine is also a good source of choline, which is the main substrate for the production of the memory enhancing neurotransmitter - acetylcholine. PC is also an excellent fat emulsifier and thus is helpful to improve serum lipid profiles.
Chronic illnesses are associated with poor cell membrane health. Growing old also decreases the abundance of phosphatidylcholine in cell membranes throughout the body meaning the membranes are left dysfunctional and less efficient. These less healthy cell membranes can hold onto toxins as they are less beneficial than healthy membranes consisting of healthy levels of phosphatidylcholine. Toxins can have detrimental effects on cellular function even at the mitochondrial level. The mitochondria are the powerhouse or energy center of the cell.
This impacts conditions such as vascular (blood flow to heart, brain and extremities) disease, high cholesterol, liver disease, autoimmune disease, mood disorders, migraines and multiple neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia and memory loss. By replenishing our cell membranes with healthy phospholipids, we can reasonably expect to improve overall cellular function as well as improve transport of important nutrients into the cell and export common toxic compounds such as heavy metals, organic pollutants and chemicals like PCB’s and pesticides from the cell.
According to the research, PC provides remarkable results in patients with heart disease. Some of the key benefits include:
Improves Cholesterol status:
Lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises HDL (good cholesterol)
Reduces atherosclerotic plaque in blood vessels
Reverses angina pectoris (chest pain)
Improves stamina and endurance
As a precursor to the excitatory neurotransmitter acetylcholine, PC is also capable to affect energy levels and to reduce fatigue. Although more research is needed in this area, populations with depleted choline concentrations who may benefit from PC supplementation include people with chronic fatigue syndrome.
PC is a vital component of the PK Protocol, which is currently used for difficult neurological disorders such as ALS / Motor Neuron Disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme, Fibromyalgia, and Toxic Mold.
Conditions that potentially could benefit from intravenous PC include:
· Alcoholic liver disease
· Fatty liver disease
· MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)
· High cholesterol
· Liver cancer
· Parkinson’s Disease
· Alzheimer’s Disease
· Bipolar Disease
· Multiple Sclerosis
· Irritable Bowel Disease –Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
The only relatively common side effect of IV PC is lowering of the blood pressure and associated lightheadedness. This is not a dangerous situation and not a reason to discontinue the treatment.
Another side effect might be loose stools. Occasionally even in good veins there can be some irritation. Most patients have no complaints.
Rejuvii offers intravenous PC drip Plaquex drip which could possibly benefit you.
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