There are two kinds one the good cholesterol (HDL) and the other the bad cholesterol (LDL). When the cell membranes are damaged the LDL cholesterol is thrown out of the membrane structure into the blood stream which results in the elevated LDL levels in the blood. The damage to the cell membrane can be caused by free radicals and toxic substances and detergents. Phosphatidylcholine is needed by the body to repair the damaged cell walls, but the body doesn’t produce enough of it to repair the damage and scar tissues replaces damaged tissues and ‘plaques’ form inside the blood vessels.
In humans, the cell walls are made of phospholipids like phosphatidylcholine (70%) and phosphatidyl serine(30%) which build a double-layered membrane. To give the cell wall stability, structural proteins and LDL cholesterol are packed between the membranes to facilitate the exchange of substances through the cell walls.
Supplementation of phosphatidylcholine
Intravenous supplementation of phosphatidylcholine, when needed, helps the body to repair the cell damage. Plaquex is a natural substance found in every living cell, plants, animals, and in humans has the chemical name phosphatidylcholine. In case of inflammation damage to blood vessels can be prevented by intravenous phosphatidylcholine. It causes LDL cholesterol to reintegrate into the cell membrane and serum LDL levels to normalize. The LDL cholesterol oxidized by free radicals cannot be reintegrated into cell membrane are bound by phosphatidylcholine and is sent to the liver where is it excreted with gall fluid which helps improves and restores overall cell function. In addition to lowering cholesterol, Supplementation of phosphatidylcholine has the following benefits:
- Improves the blood viscosity
- Lowers the level of Lipoprotein
- Improves patients with coronary blockage
- Treats patients with angina
Using oral supplements containing phospholipids has been used to replace oxidized or damaged cellular lipids. Damaged cellular lipids accumulate during aging and other health related conditions and Lipid replacement therapy is used to replace cellular lipids that are damaged. LTR replacement lipids differ from traditional supplementation from the fact that these lipids are protected from damage and oxidation that happens during digestion, storage and during ingestion. Phospholipids, glycophospholipids are important lipids that require a constant replacement which makes up the cellular membrane. Along with antioxidants, LRT can prevent ROS membrane damage and restore function of the cellular membrane through the delivery of the replacement lipids in their undamaged condition.