Focus: The Cell Membrane

The membrane of the cell and the organelles are composed of two fatty acid tails facing each other. The bilipid layer is minute in comparison to its vital role as cell protector with a thickness of 3 to 4.5 nm. It would take 10,000 membranes layered on top of each other to make up the thickness of a piece of paper.

Dr. David Horrobin on Schizophrenia

David Horrobin MD, PhD, was one of the leading fatty acid researchers in the world. He had a life-time fascination with schizophrenia which culminated in his 2001 publication, “The Madness of Adam and Eve”. He believed that schizophrenia is a leading characteristic of mankind that makes us human.

The 4:1 Fatty Acid Ratio and the Brain

Delving into the subject of the Brain and Essential Fats is a difficult journey, primarily because of how important the topic is and how little we know about how we think. There are 100 billion neurons sitting on top of our shoulders with ~60% of that nerve material made up of fats, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.

Fat Facts: Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids —EPA and DHA— are the BIG news in nutritional m medicine today — and for some very good reasons. The Scientific evidence is now irrefutable that DHA and EPA are essential for good health and long life.

Uridine and PC

Whether the human body contains ten trillion or a hundred trillion cells makes little difference. It would take several lifetimes to count them. What does matter is how those cells communicate with each other, how they share messages about function, repair and reproduction.

PC: The Fountain of Health

Phosphatidylcholine is a wunderbar nutrient – yet, it remains an enigma. At 6 syllables it’s a bit of a tongue twister, easier to say PC. In Europe, it’s even longer, Polyenylphosphatidylcholine, 10 syllables, which abbreviates to PPC. Both mean exactly the same. Both refer to the same wonder nutrient.

PC: Life’s Designer Molecule

Of the tens of thousands of molecules that make up the life of a cell, Phosphatidylcholine (PC) stands apart. PC is a phospholipid, one of four that link together to form the membrane. The largest is Choline (PC), 2nd, Ethanolamine (PE), 3rd, Serine (PS), and 4th, Inositol (PI), with each having the same prefix “phosphatidyl”.

Cardiovascular Disease: What’s Choline Got to Do With It?

Phosphatidyl Choline (PC) is the largest of the phospholipids that comprise the membrane of our cells. PC is also prominent in egg and soy lecithin. While PC may be the largest of the phosphatides in lecithin there are other principle phospholipids, phosphatidyl-ethanolamine (PE), phosphatidyl-inositol (PI), phosphatidyl-serine and phosphatidic acid that together, constitute a higher concentration in lecithin than does PC.