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Phosphatidylcholine IV Therapy

What is PC (Phosphatidylcholine) IV Therapy?

What is PC (Phosphatidylcholine) IV Therapy?

Did you know that the human body needs choline to regulate metabolism, muscles, and your overall cell health? 

Choline is naturally produced in your liver, but the body only constructs minimal amounts. The nutrient may be consumed from meat, eggs, whole grains, or cruciferous veggies. But if you struggle with malabsorption, absorbing choline may be troublesome.  

To upgrade your wellness, choline may be recommended in the form of phosphatidylcholine (PC) supplementation. Our IV Lounge offers tailored PC IV therapy drips for your personal health goals. When administered with other functional medicine strategies, it could promote optimal health.

About Phosphatidylcholine (PC) and It’s Beneficial Effects

  • PC is a phospholipid, which is a type of cell membrane with lipid layers. As a phospholipid, it contains a cellular make-up that safeguards the body against environmental toxins. It ushers unwanted toxins out of your cells, encouraging optimal cell metabolism.
  • Phospholipids play a role in cellular health and functioning: “Numerous studies have linked the complexity of membrane lipids to signal transductions, organelle functions, as well as physiological processes, and human diseases,” confirms an article from Frontiers in Physiology. 
  • PC helps create acetylcholine, a much-needed chemical that assists with inciting bodily functions and memory. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is known for affecting cognition, physical movements, blood vessels, and metabolism; it could also potentially lessen liver fat deposits
  • Unfortunately, PC levels can decline due to aging; exposures to environmental toxins; and/or eating a heavily-processed diet. When you lack PC, this can trigger issues with cellular functioning and cholesterol levels.  
  • PC IV therapy, combined with oral support and lifestyle modifications may, be considered for replenishing a nutritional deficiency related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). “When phosphatidylcholine is depleted, the liver secretes less very low density lipoprotein cholesterol, causing lipids to accumulate in hepatic cells,” explains a World Journal of Clinical Cases article. When you replenish missing PC levels with oral support or this IV drip, it may help improve lipid metabolism for NAFLD patients.   
  • Some studies are unravelling how PC intakes could influence your type II diabetes risks. In a study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, Finnish men ranging from middle age and older were examined 19 years later after given choline and PC supplementation. They were shown to be at low risk of forming type II diabetes. 
  • Additional research is needed, though one study indicated that poor PC levels may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. “Several studies have shown protein and lipid oxidation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affected brain regions,” confirms a study published in the Journal of Neural Transmission. Thus, scientists speculate that PC supplements could contribute to improving cognition in neurodegenerative conditions. 

Getting PC IV Therapy at Our Clinic

Are you interested in this IV drip? Please note an initial consultation prior to your first drip session is mandatory; this diagnostic session rules out underlying health issues and allergies to the nutritional formulas. Functional medicine testing may also be advised to confirm your health status. 

If you’d like to learn more about this IV drip, contact our IV Lounge by clicking here.


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