What is IV Phosphatidylcholine?
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is a naturally-occurring, necessary component for the formation of cell membranes and the structural and functional integrity of cell membranes throughout the body. PC acts as a supplier of choline, which the liver utilizes as its primary source of fuel (triglycerides). PC is essential in brain, liver, and intestinal health.
In addition to playing an important role in metabolizing cholesterol, research indicates that PC may be helpful in repairing 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).