Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
Can Lipid Therapy help ALS?
Research on the cell membrane has given new insights into all neurological diseases including ALS. Phosphatidylcholine (PC), an unsaturated fatty acid, forms the major component of the inner and outer cell membrane. Since the neurological cell membranes are composed of a large amount of fatty acids, it is important to address the fatty acid components of the body. Every cell membrane in the body is composed of a fatty layer made up of Phosphatidylcholine (PC) Phosphatidylserine (PS) and other lipids. PC, an unsaturated fatty acid, is the major component in the cell membrane, comprising about 50% of the fatty inner and outer cell walls. Lipid therapy helps the cells to function in the way they were created to. By helping the body with a beneficial diet, good fats and supplementing with Phosphatidylcholine and other important fatty acids, lipid therapy can indeed help ALS.
Is Glutathione used with PC for ALS and all neurological diseases?
Yes, glutathione (GSH) is a component used as an adjunct with PC as it is an important intracellular antioxidant that is especially important in protecting neuronal cells, liver, and kidneys from toxicity and free radicals and is the body’s premier detoxifier. It is important to detoxify the body at the cellular level. Glutathione and other oral supplements and dietary modifications are directed at improving the functioning of the cell membrane.
What other vitamins help in detoxification?
Folic acid (vitamin B-9), which supports detoxification per methylation and helps to stabilize phospholipids in the cell membrane and co-enzyme B complex that helps with methylation.