Origin: Obtained from a variety of readily available sources, such as egg yolk or soybeans, from which they are mechanically or chemically extracted using hexane. It is also naturally-produced in the body.
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Overview: Phosphatidylcholines are a class of phospholipids that incorporate choline as a headgroup. It is important for normal cellular membrane composition and repair. It promotes information flow that occurs within cells from DNA to RNA to proteins; the formation of cellular energy and intracellular communication or signal transduction.
Moreover, it plays a major role in the delivery form of the essential nutrient choline.
- Improving symptoms of ulcerative colitis
- Protecting the liver by increasing hepatic collagenase activity
- Potentially aiding in the treatment of hepatitis C
- Potentially aiding in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia
- Potentially alleviating symptoms of cognitive disorders, such as age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease
- Lowering serum cholesterol levels
Common Dosage: Recommended doses range from 3 to 9 grams of phosphatidylcholine daily in divided doses.