For individuals looking to improve their cognitive function and memory, brain injury symptoms or chronic fatigue, toxic mold, or anxiety, phosphatidylcholine IV therapy may be beneficial.

Phosphatidylcholine (PTC for short) is a phospholipid that is found in every cell in your body and is the primary phospholipid that makes up cell membranes. A double layer of phospholipids encapsulates all of the cells in the human body, forming a cell membrane. Therefore, PTC is an essential phospholipid and helps maintain the integrity and fluidity of cell membranes.

Unfortunately, when we are ill or aging, the amount of PTC in the cell membrane decreases. It results in less efficient phospholipids that can result in diminished cell function. It can also result in cells retaining common toxic compounds like heavy metals, pesticides, or mold toxins.


Toxins further compromise the cell membrane and inhibit effective communication between the cells. They can also impair cell function at the mitochondrial level, resulting in poor cellular metabolism and poor cell energy production. We can restore the cell membranes to their former integrity by making phosphatidylcholine available to the cells again. This is critical for proper cell function and communication. It also improves the cell’s ability to eliminate toxins across the membrane and transport nutrients more efficiently.


Furthermore, PTC is a good source of choline. Choline is the main substance used to produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter crucial for memory and cognitive function. In this way, PTC is particularly important for brain health. 

In addition to maintaining cell integrity and assisting in the production of acetylcholine, phosphatidylcholine has also been shown to have liver-protective effects. It can help prevent fatty liver disease and may also improve liver inflammation and overall liver function.


Phosphatidylcholine IV therapy is an infusion that delivers PTC directly into the bloodstream.  Using PTC in IV form is much more efficient than taking it orally because it completely bypasses the digestive system and rapidly delivers the nutrient directly to the cells where it is needed.

People with complex issues such as traumatic brain injury typically see improvements after 2-3 IVs, but true cellular repair takes time.  Although everyone’s needs are unique, most people with complex issues usually require 8-12 phosphatidylcholine infusions over 2-3 months.

Phosphatidylcholine may be used as an individual IV or as an add-on to any other IV.

At Alive IV and Wellness, we strongly recommend the use of phosphatidylcholine in people with these issues: