Phosphatidylcholine (PTC)

Phosphatidylcholine (PTC) is a phospholipid component of cell membranes found in almost all cells in the body. PTC is prevalent in healthy, young cell membranes, but as we age or become ill this phospholipid gets replaced with less beneficial phospholipids that can trap and store 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. The highest concentrations are in the brain, heart, liver, and kidneys.

Additionally, phosphatidylcholine is an essential component of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, important for proper muscle function, memory, and cognition. PTC enhances the health of the vasculature system through phospholipid exchange leading to cardiovascular, liver, respiratory, and brain support.

Regularly used for:

 

  • Mycotoxin poisoning
  • Chronic illness is associated with poor cell membrane health. 
  • High cholesterol
  • Liver disease
  • Mood disorders
  • Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia and memory loss

Side effects:

The most common is lightheadedness caused by a drop in blood pressure. Other, rare side effects include fibrillations, depression, weakness, hot flashes, pyrosis, anorexia, abdominal bloating, nausea, and diarrhea.