Phosphatidylcholine for Steroid-Refractory Chronic Ulcerative Colitis
Phosphatidylcholine is an important component of our cell wells; without adequate levels, the cell cannot effectively communicate messages from inside of the cell to outside. Healthier communication means healthier cells.
In this particular study, the authors use PC to see if it could more effectively help patients with UC come off of their steroids. While this was a small study, a 40% better response with the use of PC is a pretty exciting result. Couple this with other dietary changes and anti-inflammatory compounds like fish oil and it is likely to provide a very effective natural approach to inflammatory bowel disease.