Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) : PhosChol

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is a phospholipid and a major source of choline. I found out about a PC supplement, PhosChol, from a fellow parent who has a son diagnosed with Guanidinoacetate methyltrasferase deficiency. You can read more about John at Mommy Klor. After consulting with a doctor, I started giving the supplement to our son on 05/06/09.

It's been about two weeks, and our son seems to be opening and using his hands more than before we started the choline supplement. One of his therapists comment recently that he's using his hands and keeping them open more than before. It's hard to conclusively say that it's only the choline supplement, but his hand improvements seem to correlate with the introduction of PhosChol.

Doctors at the University of Colorado are seeing if choline taken during pregnancy by mothers can prevent mental illness in children. You can read more about their work at Choline Baby.

1 comment:

  1. Phosphatidyl Choline is a naturally-occurring molecule that is composed of choline, phosphoric acid, and hydrocarbons. It is one of several phosphorus-containing lipids that form structural elements of all cell membranes in the body.