Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is a phospholipid that makes up 50% of the cell membrane. The membrane is the lining of every nerve cell that carries our signals. We are trying to heal the brain by growing new neurons and allowing them to fire. Giving PC is like bringing the bricks to the construction site when building a house. How can the brain heal without the raw materials?
Why phosphatidylcholine (fos-fa-tide-ill-koleen) for Down syndrome ?
Build a memory bank and double the number of neurons in the brain - a really big job!
Let's support that!
Phosphatidylcholine is the major building block for this program.
Once you begin treatment with Ginkgo Biloba you open the door to the memory process in the Down syndrome brain. Sections of the brain that have been dormant all this time really are suddenly awakened. You can expect there has been some degeneration during this inactive period, and it will require a lot of cellular energy to activate these previously unused neurons. Secondly, as you include Prozac in the treatment you will be generating a large number of brand new neurons. (You could actually double the number.) Accomplishing all this is not easy! You can expect to need help. That's where phosphatidylcholine comes in.
Phosphatidylcholine is a major component of brain cells. It has four major functions:
- Its role in the maintenance of cell membrane integrity is vital to all of the basic biological processes
- It is a highly concentrated energy store
- It serves as a fuel source
- It is an important signal generator
It is called an "essential phospholipid" because the body cannot make enough of it for its requirements, and one must get it from the diet. It is essential for everyone, but especially for the individual with Down syndrome on the road to healing.
*The dose listed on our chart for PC is a minimum dose. It is conservative. Dr. Kane, at Body Bio, suggests that a brain injured person would and should take more.