How does it work?
Phosphatidylcholine is often the most abundant phospholipid found in animals and plants and is required as a key building block for cellular membrane layers, and is the major phospholipid in plasma.1 It is a component of lecithin even though it is mistakenly referred to as lecithin.2 Phosphatidylcholine is a precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter important for brain functions such as memory.3 Research has shown phosphatidylcholine may help to treat ‘brain centred’ conditions such as memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, manic-depressive disorders and tardive dyskinesia (a movement disorder).4 Some studies have shown phosphatidylcholine may also assist in treating liver disorders, high cholesterol and circulation issues however further research is needed.5
What results can be expected?
Phosphatidylcholine is a precursor to acetylcholine which may assist in improving memory loss, especially in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other brain centered conditions.6
1Christie, W. (2013). Phosphatidylcholine and related lipids. Retrieved Feb 2014, from Lipid Library: http://lipidlibrary.aocs.org/Lipids/pc/index.htm
2WebMD. (2009). Vitamins and Supplements - Phosphatidylcholine Retrieved Jan 2014, from WebMD http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-501-PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE.aspx?activeIngredientId=501&activeIngredientName=PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE