Lipid Replacement Therapy, known as LRT, is centered around the action of phosphatydilcholine in the body. Phosphatydilcholine or “PC” is now being used as an intravenous push in patients with blocked arteries as it’s shown to emulsify calcium deposits.
There are two other forms of PC. One is a liquid mixed into juice made by BioPure and the other is NT Factor, an oral supplement. Biopure is very expensive. NT Factor is relatively inexpensive. BioPure product is IV grade phosphatidylcholine while NT Factor provides a wider range of polyunsaturated phosphatidyl nutrients than just choline and are termed phosphoglycolipids. Phosphoglycolipids are validated in several medical journals to match human cell membranes lipids. This match is in part what allows the oral supplement to work.
Phosphoglycolipids restore vitality by repairing cell membranes. You convert food and air to chemical energy inside of cell membranes so you get better energy. But also as we get older we produce a lot of free radicals from unrepaired membranes. In fact, this is what is thought to drive the aging process. Phosphoglycolipids greatly reduces that.
Phosphoglycolipids can insert themselves into cell and other bio-membranes and so replace oxidized lipids in these membranes. Among the various pieces of information in the clinical trials it was demonstrated that phosphoglycolipids could return membrane potential values in an aged population (avg. age 69.5 yrs.) to levels better than a healthy young adult population (avg. age 29 yrs.). Furthermore these improved values held so long as the participants continued, with no increase in daily dosage, consuming phosphoglycolipids.
What does the expression “membrane potential” mean? It refers to the electrical activity of the inner membrane of mitochondria. Poor potential translates to reduced energy and greater amounts of free radicals produced by your own body as well as decreased biosynthesis of new proteins and enzymes, and in fact reduction of all cellular functions.
The easy way to view membrane potential is as the ignition switch of metabolism. The inner membrane of mitochondria is where food, oxygen, and water get converted to energy and where aerobic metabolism takes place.
Lying right up against the inner membrane is the mitochondrial DNA and so it is especially vulnerable to increases in endogenous free radicals (typically called reactive oxidative species, ROS or reactive oxygen metabolites, ROM). Injury to mitoDNA is involved in all chronic disease. This happens because the membrane becomes like swiss cheese. Unrepaired oxidation leaves holes in the membrane where free radicals slip out rather than be quenched by enzymes like glutathione, SOD, catalyses, etc.
Repairing and maintaining cell membranes with phosphoglycolipids enables the body to utilize food and oxygen to the maximum and increase elimination. The flow of nutrients and everything else that moves in and out of the cells becomes easier as the membrane becomes healthier and more efficient. This is why many feel like they’ve received a new lease on life: greater energy and mental clarity, fewer aches and pains, waking up refreshed and ready to go.
LRT is very new. It’s hard to find much information on it. There are some trials being done on it right now so more information will be available in the near future. LRT is also being combined with vitamin B in the next generation of anti-aging products. Phosphoglycolipids has shown it’s ability to begin effecting membrane function almost immediately and within 8 weeks it has moved membrane potential in adults to levels normal for people half their age.