WHAT ARE PHOSPHOLIPIDS?
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF PHOSPHOLIPIDS?
Phospholipids function as a skin for each cell by containing the insides and keeping the outsides out. They also provide protection from chemicals and pathogens that can derail and/or destroy the necessary life functions that take place within these cells. While the phospholipids are protecting the cells, they are subject to constant attack from free pathogens, free radicals, and toxins.
WHY ARE DIETARY PHOSPHOLIPIDS NECESSARY?
Your body requires a constant supply of phospholipids to repair the structural damage caused by the continual attack of toxins and pathogens. The body can synthesize a limited amount of phospholipid compounds; the rest must be supplied by the diet. Therefore, the intake of dietary phospholipid is essential and therefore is called “essential phospholipids”.
More than 35,000 studies, including 500+ human trials, found numerous, wide-wide-ranging phosphatidylcholine benefits, including:
- Helps to maintain healthy cholesterol*
- Acts as an antioxidant in lipids*
- Supports exercise tolerance*
- Supports coronary and peripheral circulation*
- Supports a healthy liver via its antioxidant properties*
- Supports healthy blood cells*
- Helps to protect cells by fortifying the cell membrane*
WHAT IS PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE?
One of the most important and prominent phospholipids in cell membranes is called phosphatidylcholine (PC) [pronounced FOSS-fah-tide-al-KOH-lean]. At birth, up to 90% of cellular membranes are made up of PC. As you grow, the percentage of PC in your cellular membranes can decrease to 10%.
Phosphatidylcholine is a class of essential phospholipids that has two distinguishing characteristics; one, a choline head and second, one of the fatty acid chains is an omega-6 fatty acid.
WHAT DOES PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE DO?
Intact PC, as well as its essential fatty acid and choline component, is required for many vital functions in the reproductive, cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems. PC and its components are needed for the synthesis of important messenger molecules called prostaglandins which regulates the contraction and relaxation of muscles, among other of its functions. Choline is required for the synthesis of intracellular messenger molecules including the neurotransmitters that allow nerve cells to communicate with muscles and each other, and are essential for proper heart and brain function.
The liposomes used for Lypo-Spheric™ supplements are made from essential phospholipids that include a high percentage of Phosphatidylcholine. These liposomes not only provide optimum protection and superior transport for the Lypo-Spheric™ nutrients, they also help satisfy the body’s need for PC, omega-6 fatty acids, and choline.
WHY SOY LECITHIN?
Phospholipids that are derived from soy lecithin are highly purified and refined and do not pose any risk associated with high intake of unrefined soy. The phospholipids that are suitable for making strong, stable liposomes must have a mix of phospholipids, including a significant amount of Phosphatidylcholine (PC) and Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE). Non-GMO soy lecithin yields the phospholipids that fit this requirement.
PHOSPHOLIPIDS FROM IDENTITY-PRESERVED SOY
Identity Preservation monitors each phase in an agricultural product’s lifecycle from seed to sale : planting, growing, harvesting, processing, shipping, storage, and packing. Identity
At LivOn Labs, we use soy lecithin only from Identity Preserved soybeans to extract the phospholipids to make up our liposomes.