Several Customers have asked me what is PPC? Let’s start by saying that every cell in your body is contained in a lipid matrix, called a phospholipid; sort of like a skin for the cell, keeping the insides in and the outsides out. Therefore, the integrity of every cell in your body relies on fat. PPC or phosphatidylcholine is the most prominent phospholipid and the major fat of your cell membranes and blood proteins. PPC is also an essential nutrient and precursor to acetylcholine -- a neurotransmitter in the autonomic nervous system that is used in a number of cognitive processes, like activating muscles or plays an important role in arousal, attention, memory and motivation.
Phosphatidylcholine actually makes up a large part of the volume of vital brain cells and is incorporated into all of your neurons. So when choline levels are low in the blood, the body will cannabilize phosphatidylcholine from the cell walls in order to make acetylcholine.
Taking PPC as a supplement may benefit your brain health:
Although Phosphatidylcholine is a fat contained in eggs, soybeans, mustard, sunflower, and other foods, most people do not get enough of this vital nutrient in their diet.
Results from a study in the Journal Proteome Research, revealed that lipid abnormalities within the brain and blood can lead to a decrease in cognitive function over time and may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s and may even be factors in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, anxiety, manic-depressive disorders, and a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia.
Besides the brain and neurons PC is necessary for the composition and repair of not only brain cell membranes but also is vital for normal liver function. Research indicates PC's most beneficial role is in the prevention and treatment of various forms of liver disease and toxicity. Some researchers think phosphatidylcholine acts like a detergent and breaks down fat such as cholesterol.
It is also used for treating:
But wait, there’s more! PC inhibits pro-inflammatory substances and is beneficial for those suffering from ulcerative colitis.
The term "phosphatidylcholine" is sometimes used interchangeably with “lecithin”. While the two are different -- choline is a component of phosphatidylcholine, which is a component of lecithin. Although closely related, these terms are not the same. When supplementing with phosphatidylcholine I recommend PPC by Phos Chol™. This polyenlphosphatidylcholine, (dang that’s a long word. Let’s just call it PPC vs PC) is considered more bioavailable than other PCs or lecithin. Three a day will give you 900mg; a boost for your brain, your heart, nerves and liver, while keeping you young with well-nourished cells.