What exactly is PhosphatidylCholine?
A type of Phospholipid which is part of every cell in your body. PhosphatidylCholine (Phos) is vital to the human body, especially the brain and nervous system. There are other phospholipids – Ethanolamine, Serine, Inositol, etc. we will focus on Choline. Phos has a hydrophilic head (water loving) and a hydrophobic tail (water rejecting/fat attracting). This is important when it comes to the Intravenous (IV) use of phos and how it can help you.
The cholesterol (fats) in the blood stream (LDL & Triglycerides) have 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/chemicals. The only problem is that the human liver wasn’t designed to process these man made chemicals (long chain polymers). So what does it do with the chemicals/fats? It stores them somewhere in the body, unable to expel them.
When Phos is infused into the blood stream it binds to fats (cholesterol), these are the bad fats. Once the phos has bound to them, they are carried down to the intestines. Once they enter the intestines, they are absorbed into the fiber you eat and you poop them out. This can be especially helpful for lowering LDL & Triglyceride levels & acts as a chemical detox as well.
Another benefit of the phos IV is the healing that it can produce. Neurological and connective tissue can especially benefit from this therapy.
Here are a few more areas of benefit:
Senescence – Brain
Phosphatidylcholine is a vital substance found in every cell of the human body. Thus, some researchers have used mutant mouse models with severe oxidative damage as a model of “accelerated aging” to investigate the possible role of phosphatidylcholine supplementation as a way of slowing down aging-related processes and improving brain functioning and memory capacity in dementia. However, a systematic review of clinical trials in humans found that there is not enough evidence to support lecithin or phosphatidylcholine supplementation for patients with dementia. The study does admit that a moderate benefit cannot be ruled out until further large scale studies are performed.
Recent studies have examined potential benefits of phosphatidylcholine for liver repair. One study shows the healing effect of phosphatidylcholine in mice with hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. The administration of phosphatidylcholine for chronic, active hepatitis resulted in significant reduction of disease activity in mice.
Lipolysis – Weight Loss
Some organizations promote the use of injected phosphatidylcholine, otherwise known as injection lipolysis, claiming the procedure can break down fat cells, and thus serve as an alternative to liposuction. While the procedure cites early experiments that showed lipolysis in cases of fat emboli, no peer-reviewed studies have shown any amount of lipolysis even remotely comparable to liposuction.
Phase IIa/b clinical trials performed at the Heidelberg University Hospital have shown that delayed release purified phosphatidylcholine is an anti-inflammatory agent, and a surface hydrophobicity increasing compound with promising therapeutic potential in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.