I love SH products and don't like giving anything other than 5 stars. But in this case I'm giving it 3 because it is really hard on the gut. I've been taking sunflower lecithin for a long time but it was recommended that I try this product instead. I made the switch and was liking it but boy, it wrecked my gut. We won't go into details but my advice is to go very slow when adding this to your diet. Work yourself up to the full dose and pay attention to how your body handles it. I do believe this is a better product than the straight sunflower lecithin that I was taking and I'll give it another try at s much lower dose after I've had a break.
Optimal PC Liquid by Seeking Health provides 5,200 mg of phospholipids from non-GMO sunflower oil (containing about 12% (w/w) phosphatidylcholine) without the common use of soy. Although phospholipids can be found in a wide variety of foods such as meat, eggs, and soy, some individuals including vegans and vegetarians may benefit from supplementation. It may also become more difficult for choline to pass through the blood-brain barrier with age.*
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) may help provide the building blocks of healthy cell membranes which may help maintain healthy brain function. PC is a precursor to acetylcholine which is a major neurotransmitter in both the brain and the peripheral nervous system. It is also important for cardiovascular support through the maintenance of lipid metabolism. PC may help support healthy liver function by aiding in maintaining healthy liver cells and normal processing of fat and cholesterol in the liver. This may help maintain the normal detoxifying capacity of the liver. PC may help replenish choline in the blood after intense exercise, supporting healthy energy levels and normal muscle recovery.*
Optimal PC also contains two other types of phospholipids, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylinositol. Phosphatidylethanolamine is a key building block of cell membrane bilayers. It can be transformed into PC, but this phospholipid may also play a role in the assembly of membrane proteins. It may help support the normal orientation of enzymes in the inner membrane. Phosphatidylinositol is present in all tissues and cell types, especially brain tissue. Derivatives of this phospholipid serve as messenger molecules with the nervous system.*
For a lower dose of this soy-free phospholipid blend in an easy-to-swallow softgel, consider our Optimal PC Softgels. If you are looking for phosphatidylserine, a compound derived from phospholipids in sunflower lecithin, consider our Phosphatidyl Serine.*
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
Milk, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, Artificial Sweeteners
Take 2 teaspoons (8 ml) once daily with food. Do not use within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep. Use as directed by your healthcare professional.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Consult with a healthcare professional prior to use if allergic to sunflower seeds.
Serving Size: 2 tsp (8 ml)
Servings Per Container: 30
|Calories From Fat||40|
|Total Fat||4.5 g||7%†|
|Saturated Fat||1 g||5%†|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||2.5 g||**|
|Monounsaturated Fat||1 g||**|
|Total Carbohydrates||1 g||<1%†|
|Phospholipid Complex (Phosphatidylcholine‡, Phosphatidylethanolamine‡, Phosphatidylinositol‡, Minor glycolipids‡, Sunflower oil)||5,200 mg||**|
|†%DV based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
|**Daily Value (DV) not established.|
|‡From Sunflower Lecithin|
Other Ingredients: None.
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|Cost Per Serving||$1.50|
|Storage||Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. For maximum potency, refrigerate after opening.|
|Suggested Shipping Method||Ice Pack not required. If shipping during unusually warm weather, you may choose to add an ice pack for $2.95. If shipping with an ice pack, consider using overnight or 2-day shipping.|
|Dimensions (in.)||Length: 2 / Width: 2 / Height: 6.5|
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Life Changing Supplement
For individuals such as myself, there is no substitute for a solid source of Phosphatidylcholine, and this is IT. This product is the best way to get a good dose of PC in your diet and I cannot recommend it enough for those who need it. I've got multiple SNPs in the PEMT pathway, so this product has been nothing short of life changing. Seriously, thank you SH!
Gives me mitochondrial energy... tastes horrible but gotta do what I gotta do.