Is Polyenyl-phosphatidylcholine (PPC) the Missing Ingredient in Your Child’s Nutrition Regimen?
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is essential nutrition and a necessary building block for life. It may also be the missing ingredient in your child’s nutrition regimen. PPC has a very long and well documented history and all the evidence suggests that phosphatidylcholine is an incredibly special molecule that is critical to good health.
Phosphatidylcholine has been around since the beginning time and actually predates life as we know it. But it wasn’t until 1953 that highly purified pharmaceutical grade lecithin (PPC – Polyenylphophatidylcholine) made its debut as a registered drug to treat liver disease. A few years later PPC would be registered again as a new drug to treat lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease. Highly purified PC has now been available as a registered drug for over 70 years and billions of doses are sold every year throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, and the Middle East.
Phosphatidylcholine is the primary active ingredient in lecithin. And lecithin like many products has varying degrees of quality that determine its cost and effectiveness. The cost and most important the therapeutic value of lecithin will greatly depend on the purity and concentration of phosphatidylcholine in the lecithin you decide to use.
The Purity of PC and Concentration of DLPC Makes a Difference in the Therapeutic Effectiveness
These distinctions become important when evaluating the administration and therapeutic effectiveness of lecithin and PC. The short explanation is that a higher concentration of PC delivers more of the primary active ingredient responsible for its therapeutic value and better results.
Standard Lecithin and Standard Triple Strength Lecithin (PC), which is the PC grade available in stores is considered a good source of choline in most cases and an aid to good health. However, the research is very clear that PC does not become more therapeutically active until it is highly purified to a 76% PC Grade or Higher.
Phoschol PPC is 100 Percent Purified and pharmaceutical grade PPC and is the Gold Standard. PhosChol has been available through doctors and healthcare professionals for over 35 years in the United States, and nearly 200 million doses have been sold directly to healthcare practitioners in the United States alone. PhosChol PPC is the leading professional brand of Pharma Grade PPC and is unsurpassed in quality and results.
What makes PhosChol PPC so special is that it contains the highest concentrated source of 1,2 dilinoleoylphosphatidylcholine (DLPC), the primary active ingredient responsible for its superior therapeutic efficacy. DLPC is the Holy Grail of the PC Family and PhosChol PPC is the only dietary supplement available that can deliver a therapeutic dose of DLPC.
PPC/DLPC has been thoroughly investigated in several diseases, especially in liver disorders, dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis, diabetes associated sequelae, and gastrointestinal inflammation, but also in skin disorders, renal and lung disorders, gestosis, and in certain neurological disorders. Overall, more than 400 clinical studies involving 15,000 plus patients and more than 1,000 pharmacological investigations have been conducted.
In general, PC works as a cell membrane therapeutic and by improving cellular metabolic functions it effects many other physiological changes fundamental to health.
The studies indicate that administering a therapeutic dose of PPC that is high in 1,2 Dilinoleoylphosphatidylcholine (DLPC), the high energy structural and functional elements of all biological membranes (e.g., of cells, blood corpuscles, lipoproteins, surfactants), are incorporated preferentially and are of critical importance for/as:
- Cellular differentiation, proliferation, repair, and regeneration
- Activity and activation of membrane-bound proteins such as of enzymes (e.g., of Na+-K+-ATPase and lipoprotein lipase) and of receptors
- Transport of molecules through cell membranes
- Membrane-dependent metabolic processes between the intracellular and intercellular space
- Donator of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) as precursors of eicosanoids source of second messengers in cell signaling (e.g., of diacylglycerol)
- Phosphate donator (e.g., for ATP formation)
- Fat emulsification in the gastrointestinal tract and as an emulsifier in the bile
- Erythrocyte and platelet aggregation properties
- Immunological reactions on a cellular level
- Restructuring of mitochondria and improving mitochondria function and cell respiration
PC is an Essential Building Block for Life
Phosphatidylcholine’s critical role in life cannot be overlooked. The molecule is indeed an essential building block for life. Without PC to form functioning cell membranes all life as we know it could not exist. Phosphatidylcholine is truly miracle molecule that supports the formation, proliferation, and healthy function of every cell in our body. As a cellular organism made up of approximately 50 Trillion Cells, PC is in high demand to make, repair, restructure and regenerate every cell in our body in order for it to function properly. Indeed, there are very few molecules on this planet as essential to life as phosphatidylcholine.
PhosChol PPC is the purest and most highly concentrated form of phosphatidylcholine available. In fact, the National Research Council of Canada conducted an independent study of the dietary supplement market and determined that PhosChol stands alone as the only dietary supplement to contain an Oil Seed Medicinal (PPC) registered in two pharmaceutical products for liver disease and heart disease.
“Because it [Phosphatidylcholine/DLPC] is part of the membrane sandwich along with the right fatty acids and other nutrient, it is one of the reasons some people will never get better…because no one recommended it.” Dr. Sherry Rogers, Detox or Die
A Special Role in Liver Health
Well over 200 Clinical Studies have been done in liver diseases. Many of these are controlled, multi center, double bind and placebo studies. The data has been consistent in demonstrating that EPL and PPC is a therapeutic powerhouse.
An independent paper published in the Alternative Medicine Review, determined that PPC was a Superior Liver Protectant with more than two decades of clinical trials demonstrating PPC protects the liver against damage from alcoholism, pharmaceuticals, pollutant substances, viruses, and other toxic influences.
Holistic Anti-Ageing Benefits
The amazing holistic health benefits of PPC might be why Dr. Nicholas Perricone, in his book the Perricone prescription, referred to PPC as the “Fountain of Youth” and the “best anti-aging miracle” he has found.
Because PPC plays both a physiological and holistic role and effects the metabolic function of every cell and organelle in your body; it is by far one of the most important ingredients you can add to your regimen to improve health.
Dr. Sherry Rogers highlighted this critical point in in her book Detoxify or Die when she said, “Because it [Phosphatidylcholine/DLPC] is part of the membrane sandwich along with the right fatty acids and other nutrient, it is one of the reasons some people will never get better…because no one recommended it.”
PPC For Children and Young Adults
PhosChol PPC is considered innocuous and safe to administer to children from newborns to young adults. PPC is a safe and biologically active form of Choline and has been used safely in a variety of in utero and post-partum clinical studies to measure the effects of choline on brain and organ development, cognitive function and memory, and mood and depression. Studies report that PPC is well tolerated with no known side effects, interactions, or contraindications.
Because Childhood Disorders present in such unique and individualized ways it is difficult to design clinical studies with reliable and repeatable results. For this reason, there are no large controlled, multi-centered, double blind, placebo-based studies for any Spectrum Related Disorders.
Over the past 20 years, there has been a considerable increase in interest from physicians and parents regarding the use of PPC to address a variety of childhood health concerns. Both doctors and parents have reported that adding PPC to a nutritional regimen resulted in noticeable improvements in energy, responsiveness, mood and disposition, an increased ability to communicate, interact and show affection, among others.
We recognize that every child and childhood illness in unique and that PPC may not produce the same results in every child, however, a significant amount of positive feedback over 20 years of administration suggests that adding PPC may be beneficial when added to an existing regimen.
The Importance of Phosphatidylcholine in Childhood Health
The importance of phosphatidylcholine in childhood health has been studied, reported on, and written about in books, newsletters, and blogs for years. Many of these health concerns and the use of phosphatidylcholine as an essential ingredient to address these childhood health concerns are discussed in detail in Dr. Kenneth Bocks Book “Healing The New Childhood Epidemic (the 4-A Disorders) and in Kelly Dorfman’s, MS, LSN, book “Curing Your Child with Food”. We highly recommend these two books for the quality of their research and their practical results driven approach.
Based on the available clinical data, we believe PhosChol is helping in several major areas:
Extensive clinical and pharmacological data available from a broad range of pathologies suggests purified PPC/DLPC plays a fundamental role in the Gut – Liver – Brain Connection discussed by many healthcare practitioners in this field.
Across many of the New Childhood Ailments we have identified several areas of interest in which the biological activity of PPC/DLPC has been clinically studied and matches up to the symptoms and pathology common to many who suffer from these health concerns.
These areas include: *
- A cell membrane therapy
- Enhanced membrane dependent metabolism
- Enhanced receptor capabilities
- Liver Function and Detoxification
- Restored SAMe and Enhanced Glutathione Production
- Improved Methylation (Transmethylation and Transsulfuration)
- Leaky Gut Repair
- Integrated into the gastric mucosa to repair leaky gut
- Significantly lowers ulceration under treatment of NSAID’s
- Enhanced Neurological Processes
- Increased acetylcholine synthesis and neurotransmission
- Improved Mitochondria Function
- Restructures and repairs the Double Membrane of Mitochondria
A broad range of pharmacological investigations, clinical trials, and other available data on PPC and its different and unique modes of actions demonstrate that PPC acts primarily through its influence on membranes.
As cell membrane damages occur in many disorders, PPC’s therapeutic approach is both physiological and holist and can be used alone or as an adjunctive therapy.