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Phospholipids for liver function

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

A new product from Jarrow Formulas promises to deliver powerful antioxidant activity to liver cells and protect them against glutathione loss. PolyPC, for liver and gastric support, contains polyunsaturated phosphatidylcholines, more unsaturated than endogenous phosphatidylcholines. "PolyPC is highly absorbed via the lymph [system] and circulation and concentrates in hepatocyte (liver cell) membranes," the company claims. "High concentrations of unsaturated phospholipids, such as PolyPC, have been shown to increase the activity of enzymes involved in lipid metabolism." Intended for use in tandem with Jarrow's other liver support formulas, a 60-count bottle retails for $39.95...

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