Pure PC - Lyposomal Phosphatidylcholine

Phosphatidyl Choline


Phosphatidyl Choline (PC) is the most predominant phospholipid building block of animal- and plant-cell membranes, and an integral part of the structure of circulating lipoproteins.1 It is a vital component required for cellular and intracellular membrane integrity, structure, and function. PC is a normal constituent of bile and facilitates fat emulsification, absorption, and transport. Although small amounts of choline can be synthesized from methionine or serine, it is considered an essential nutrient and must be obtained from the diet.2 Although thresholds have been established for adequate intake of choline, studies have shown that this may not be sufficient for prevention of symptoms of choline deficiency such as fatty liver or muscle damage.3 The risk of choline deficiency is higher in men, postmenopausal women, vegans or vegetarians, and individuals with genetic polymorphisms related to folate or choline metabolism.1 Supplemental intake of PC is one means of providing sufficient choline for the body’s needs.