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Kids PPC (Polyenylphosphatidylcholine)

by Carly Neubert, BA, NC June 23, 2021

Nothing is worse than making your child take a sickly sweet cough syrup-like substance or worse, some liquid that is unflavored and tastes something akin to vomit. The nose pinching, whines, and pouts can take a toll on the whole family. But what if you want your children to have specific nutrients to nourish and repair their brain and cell membranes?

  

Whether your child has had a traumatic brain injury (TBI), is on the autism spectrum, or you just want to optimize their brain and cellular health, PPC Kids is your answer. This polyenyl-phosphatidylcholine (PPC) formulation for kids has a delicious orange flavor (reminds me of orange creamsicles). Along with the yummy flavor, this formulation boasts numerous benefits that have the potential to benefit many bodily functions, both interior and exterior. I’ll tell you a secret, I, as a 40-odd year old grown woman, take the kids formula because it is so delicious.

What is PPC?

For over 60 years, the research has shown the same results. PhosChol plays a fundamental role in the gut, liver, brain connection often discussed in many childhood health concerns. Acetylcholine, a chemical messenger in the brain, can be more heavily promoted by PPC and choline. Acetylcholine is used in the hippocampus and synapses, giving an added neurological boost. 

All in all, PPC has many uses in the human body, such as:

  • Leaky Gut Repair
  • Enhanced Neurological Processes
  • Cell Membrane Repair
  • Increased Acetylcholine creation
  • Improved Liver Cell Function

For a more in-depth look at Choline, some key terms to know, and Nutrasal as a whole, check out my blog post on Choline.

How Does PPC Work?

If you took biology in high school, you probably remember learning about membranes. Membranes are the outer layers of cells that provide protection and proper nutrient transport and toxin refusal for all cells. If a cell membrane fails to work, the cell could face a fatal risk which causes various body dysfunctions. When membranes are damaged, PPC is the necessary ingredient to fill in the blanks and help ensure proper structure and strength. Every cell membrane in your child’s body (and brain) is built of 65% polyenyl-phosphatidylcholine.  

What foods are high in phosphatidylcholine?

Some foods have phosphatidylcholine and some have choline.  Phosphatidylcholine is found in foods such as: eggs, soybeans, mustard, and sunflower seeds. Phosphatidylcholine provides choline which is essential for proper neurological functions as well as muscle strength. Your child’s body can manufacture phosphatidylcholine but it takes precious time and energy. If you want to speed up the repair and regeneration of brain (and body) cells, PPC Kids formula is your fast track.

By aiding the function and communication between cells and membranes, your child’s brain can make better connections with regards to motor skills and speech development. Many families have reported huge gains in children diagnosed with Dyspraxia. Parents around the United States are raving about this formula. Why, you ask? Because this formula not only helps with the brain-liver connection in children (as well as in adults), but it also provides neuronutrient support and membrane strengthening qualities.

What is the dosing?

Nutrasal recommends that you give your child 1 tsp. one to two times daily. If your child is 80 pounds or more, I recommend that you double the dosage to 2 tsp. once or twice daily. One teaspoon is equivalent to 1000mg or 1 gram of polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC). The adult, unflavored version, is 3000mg per teaspoon.

Nutrasal

Uncompromising quality: two words that come to mind when I talk about Nutrasal and their polyenyl-phosphatidylcholine (PPC) formulations. Since 1983 they have been the leading provider of high-quality and highly-purified PhosChol supplements. In the United States, they have sold over 200 million doses of PhosChol and have been enhancing cell membranes for decades.

They are the only company in North America to provide products with 100% pure and pharmaceutical-grade polyenyl-phosphatidylcholine (PPC). That’s right, if you buy another brand of PhosChol you may not be getting pure PPC. If you purchase a supplement that reads phosphatidylcholine (PC) as the main ingredient, you could be getting a formula that is 7 times LESS effective than Nutrasal’s PPC.

What makes Nutrasal’s PPC different?

When you read “highly purified” you may not know exactly what that means.  Most phosphatidylcholine supplements come from soy lecithin. Before you stop reading in disgust over GMO-soy, rest assured that Nutrasal PPC is not made from GMO soy.  You can think of soy lecithin as the fats that are extracted from soybeans. Soy lecithin is not 100% phosphatidylcholine. Although you can buy lecithin powder or capsules, you are only getting a very small amount of actual phosphatidylcholine intake. Most soy lecithin supplements are 10-20% phosphatidylcholine. Lecithin has to be processed in order to isolate the polyenyl-phosphatidylcholine.

PhosChol is bio-available with over 90% absorption. Through the processing, all other phospholipids are eliminated so that there is no competition for absorption.

Besides being highly purified and guaranteed for 100% phosphatidylcholine, Nutrasal also has an added benefit. It is the only phosphatidylcholine (PPC) formula that contains DLPC 1, 2 Dilinoleoylphosphatidylcholine. Quite a mouthful of a word, I know, but it can do amazing things. DLPC is proven to be the essential nutrient that makes cell membrane fluid instead of rigid. Fluid cell membranes allow necessary nutrients into your child’s cells and allows the waste and toxins to flow out.

Testimonials 

While exploring the testimonial page on Nutrasal’s website, I found one of the most heartwarming and touching testimonials I’ve ever read for a medical formulation.

“I'm blown away. I have a 2.5 year old son who has an extremely rare gene mutation (only 15 known worldwide). One of the issues is motor planning difficulty which affects EVERYTHING. His movements have always been kind of "slow motion." He has been diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech. He walks with a walker and is transitioning to a little cane. His receptive skills are that of his peers, but he is nonverbal. He takes a prescription mitochondrial "cocktail" that helped immensely with his energy level. Then, I began a therapeutic dose of fish oil and later added vitamin e complex. Within 2 day of the fish oil, he began vocalizing!!! I kept debating about the PPC. In the book, "Cure Your Child With Food" by Kelly Dorfman, she suggests the PhosChol PPC can be the missing link (fish oil + vit e+ PPC) for apraxia, which is a motor planning disorder. Frustrated that his progress had been at a standstill for several months, I decided to take the chance. Within 24 hours of the addition of PPC, I noticed his signs were more coordinated and faster. When I would tell him to wave bye bye, there wasn't a 10 second pause before it happened...it was immediate. Over the next several days, his therapists and family members began to notice!! Within two weeks, he is taking steps without his walker! He said his first words!!!! I couldn't be more thrilled with the results and am about to order our second bottle!!! Thank you for helping to give my son his voice and control of his body!!!!”

- Anonymous

 

On our website, Pam H. bought the PPC for Kids and had this to say:

“DogMy sweet dog Brody was recently diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. To slow the progression of the scar tissue on his liver, our vet recommended PhosChol. This product is easy to measure the exact dosage needed each day, Brody loves the taste (orange cream!), and it's fairly inexpensive. 5 weeks into giving it to him, his lab test results came back looking good, thanks to this product and other minor adjustments to his current meds! Keeping our fingers crossed that it keeps working well for our little Brody!”

GPC Liquid  glycerylphosphorylcholine


GPC, otherwise known as Alpha-Glycerophosphocholine, is another child-friendly supplement. It tastes slightly sweet and is a much smaller volume of liquid than the PPC Kids. It is the best form of rapidly absorbed choline that is available. It is water-soluble, so it is quickly absorbed and easily maneuvers through membranes to key parts of your body, like the brain. Similar to the Kids’ PPC, this formula helps structural integrity of cell membranes and keeps brain connections intact. This formula also helps with transmembrane signaling. A key factor in mental and neurological performance, choline is something extremely important to evaluate in all stages of life. There are different Adequate Intake Levels that the Food and Nutrition Board have set for this nutrient.

As you evaluate your choline intake levels relative to your child’s diet and lifestyle I recommend looking into Nutrasal’s GPC formula as an easy option to increase your child’s daily intake of choline. 

Where Else Can You Find GPC?

Increasing daily intake of GPC through foods alone can be a tough path to go on. Many children are fussy about taste, texture, and smell. Because the levels of choline are low in most foods, it would be best to supplement the missing amounts with a formula like GPC. The following table was taken from Nutrasal’s listing of GPC. In order for me to hit this point home on the importance of choline - take a look at the numbers below. 

Choline concentrations in common food in mg 

Food

Free Choline

GPC

Phosphocholine

Phosphatidylcholine

Total

2 % milk

2.82

9.98

1.58

1.15

16.40

Sour cream

4.73

8.08

1.26

3.51

20.33

Yogurt, plain

2.32

9.10

1.65

1.04

15.20

Olive oil

0.02

0.28

ND

ND

0.29

Bananas

3.20

5.60

0.51

0.44

9.76

 

What should you take from this graph? If your 8 year old child had a serving of yogurt, a banana, and some milk for breakfast, that would give her around 40mg of the 250mg of choline that is recommended per day.  While these are only a few examples of food items with significant amounts of choline (and yes, this is considered “significant amounts of choline”), it really goes to show that choline is something that needs to be supplemented along with increased dietary usage. 

How Do You Take GPC?

The recommended dosage for this supplement is 2 mL per day. If you’re like me, and it makes more sense to think in teaspoons, this would be a little less than half of a teaspoon (.41 tsp to be exact). This dosage is equivalent to 200 - 400 mg free choline.

Further Reading

If you’re itching for some more information on GPC and choline, check out these scientific studies on the effectiveness of these formulations in a controlled and precise environment:

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8477148/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29927403/
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2071257/
  4. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/brain-food-for-kids

Conclusion

The world of choline is fascinating and vastly undiscovered by most. It is almost as if PPC is a well-kept secret saved for only the most inquisitive and motivated parent and researcher. The past decade has brought more interest in brain health as autism and Alzheimer's disease rates have skyrocketed. The benefits of PPC have been widely known and used in Europe for decades. American interest is rising and discerning consumers are passing by the lecithin supplement for highly purified Polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC).

 

For more information on the Kid’s PPC formula or the GPC liquid, Schedule a consult with me, Carly Neubert BA, NC.


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