BodyBio PC Phosphatidycholine, 300 capsules
Formulated with a 4:1 Ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 in softgels.
Of the tens of thousands of molecules that make up the life of a cell, Phosphatidylcholine (PC) stands apart; probably the most important one of all. BodyBio PC is made of only pure phospholipids which automatically form liposomes in the watery environment of the body, but it goes one important step further… it is also formulated with the essential lipids at a 4:1 ratio. Most PC currently available has an EFA ratio of ~12:1. BodyBio PC not only has a higher concentration of phospholipids, up to 66%, but also maintains EFA concentration at the preferred 4:1 ratio, a BodyBio exclusive.
What is BodyBio PC?
BodyBio PC is a special, highly concentrated mixture of phospholipids with the highest one being Phosphatidylcholine. The key fact is that PC declines with age and disease.
What is the recommended dosage/administration of BodyBio PC?
2 capsules per day, or as directed by your physician.
What are the exact ingredients in BodyBio PC?
Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine (minor phospholipids & glycolipids), 4:1 essential fatty acids, and ethanol.
Why is Ethanol in BodyBio PC?
Ethanol is used to extract the phospholipids from the soy concentrate. The ethanol is then removed by vacuum distillation; however there is a small amount that is left ~ 2%
What is a Phospholipid?
Chemically speaking, phospholipids are the active component in lecithin. Compared to a typical fat or triglyceride (“Tri” meaning three fatty acids attached) phospholipids normally contain two fatty acids and in place of the third fatty acid they have a phosphorous containing head group. A phospholipid is unique because its tail likes oil and its head group likes water. When a phospholipid comes in contact with water, it spontaneously forms a “bi-layer structure”. The bi-layer functions as the “skin” or “membrane” of living cells and organelles.
Another crucial component of a phospholipid is the type of fatty acids attached to it. A phospholipid such as soy-derived polyenylphosphatidylcholine is rich in linoleic and linolenic acid, polyunsaturated fatty acids, that provide “fluidity” to the cell membrane. Maintaining membrane fluidity is crucial, as the membrane is crucial to the majority of cellular activities. BodyBio PC is formulated with those important essential oils, the omega 6 and the omega 3’s at a 4:1 ratio. 4 parts of omega 6 from organic sunflower oil and 1 part of omega 3 from organic flax oil.
What is BodyBio PC most commonly used for?
BodyBio PC rebuilds the membrane and increases fluidity, which is synonymous with saying that PC is life itself.
If I am allergic to Soy can I take BodyBio PC?
Eating the seeds of some plants may trigger an allergic response but the oil extracted from the seeds does not. During the oil extraction process the proteins are separated from the oil. Since it is the protein that can cause an allergic reaction one does not need to worry about the oil. The FDA specifically states that oils do not contribute to allergies.*
While soybeans are regarded as allergenic foods, Lecithin (a by-product of soybean oil production) is not because allergens are found only in the protein fraction. The process of oil separation requires dissolving the soybean in a solvent (such as hexane). Proteins do not dissolve in the solvent and are therefore separated out. Lecithin is then used as an ingredient in many food products and is the base material for BodyBio PC.
However, BodyBio PC requires additional processing (which tends to insure the removal of any remaining protein fractions) to arrive at a high concentration of phospholipids, providing quality PC.
Is BodyBio PC Safe & are there any potential side effects?
There are no known side effects with BodyBio PC.
What if I am taking other medications?
There are no known conflicts with any medication.
Is BodyBio PC a drug?
No, it’s a phospholipid.
*This information is currently in the FDA labeling regulations, which also excludes manufacturers of supplements from any requirement for posting an allergic warning message on products that only contain oil.
Read our blog post What is Phosphatidylcholine? by Kelly Harrington, Healthy Goods' Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, to learn more.
About BodyBio, the company
BodyBio was founded in 1995 by Dr. Patricia Kane and her entrepreneurial partner and husband, Edward Kane.
In 1995, Ed and Patricia Kane, Ph.D. developed a medical database program that would produce a list of required nutrients based on an individual’s blood chemistry results. It links nutritional deficiencies to a person’s blood chemistry/CBC and red cell fatty acids, and provides recommendations to correct those deficiencies, known as The BodyBio Report.
Focusing on evidence based nutrition for over 25 years, Dr. Kane has written numerous articles and books for both the scientific community and the public. Dr. Kane’s primary interest is in fatty acids, nutritional biochemistry, cell membrane function and neurological disturbances, and has a long standing interest in the challenging areas of seizure disorders, autism, traumatic brain injury, MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, CFIDS, and heavy metal toxicity. Her dedication and success in working with children and adults with fragile brain architecture and patients with challenging neurological problems has brought her widespread recognition in the field of nutritional biochemistry.
Dr. Kane works with doctors across the country addressing complex metabolic disorders and lipid disturbances with targeted nutritional intervention.
Dr. Kane serves as Director of Medical Research at BodyBio, having developed a biomedical analysis system for fatty acid and biochemical testing. Her expertise in boldly addressing complex metabolic aberrations and lipid disturbances with targeted nutritional intervention for neurological disorders has led to direct nutrient application utilized by medical doctors worldwide. Her clinical experience, working with physicians, spans 30 years.