Hepatitis C Community
Hepatopro alternative ?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions about medical issues and research aspects of Hepatitis C such as, questions about being newly diagnosed, questions about current treatments, information and participation in discussions about research studies and clinical trials related to Hepatitis. If you would like to communicate with other people who have been touched by Hepatitis, please visit our new Hepatitis Social/Living with Hepatitis forum

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Hepatopro alternative ?

I gather life extensions have discontinued supplying Polyunsaturated Phosphatidyl Choline (Hepatopro). Seems to be quite good for us heppers-I know 'hepatitis researcher' thinks highly of it.

Does anyone know of an alternative supplier of high quality PPC that wont break the bank. Anyone have any ideas about other protective supplements.

Cheers

Paul
Related Discussions
9 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
979080_tn?1323437239
PPC has been made in Germany by a pharmaceutical co. and has been used for
liver support for a long time. There even was a trial  where PPC was combined
with SOC for Hep C. I showed the research paper to my hepatologist recently
and he confirmed the people behind the trial as good researchers in the field.

There is a company that imports PPC from Germany and sells it here in the US.
The product name is Hepatoshield and the co. is Hepatitis Technologies.

I personally bought some in Germany from my pharmacist since the co. that
makes it is in my old hometown.

In terms of price , well it is made by a reputable contolled pharm co. in Germany and not in India or China.......

It is called Essentiale 300 over there.
Blank
979080_tn?1323437239
You can buy Essentiale forte from other places doesn`t have to be Hep Tech
However when I last looked into it Hep Tech actually had the best price in the US.
I think that should answer your question.





Blank
897070_tn?1320656229
thanks guys will take a look
Blank
979080_tn?1323437239
Here is the study that was done quite a while back

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9684137

at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf , it is a big liver center and I  had my first FibroScan there with the Chief Hepatologist Prof. Dr. Haeussinger.
Blank
897070_tn?1320656229
Thanks Bali thats an interesting trial, not too sure I can afford the PPC now though !
Someone's making serious money somewhere.
Blank
979080_tn?1323437239
you are welcome.
You see in Germany even supplements for the most part are controlled and regulated
and you buy them in a pharmacy that stores them correctly.
You can not compare that with some discount vitamin outfit here in the US that is
unregulated and gets there raw materials cheap from China or god knows from where.

You are right though it is expensive just think Greenback vs. Euro dollar alone.
I buy certain other supplements and medications  when I am over there and none
are cheap.
Blank
315996_tn?1321809719
PhosCol is the cheapest I have found. Betterlife.com says to phone for a price. I think it was $149 or $139 a bottle.
http://www.betterlife.com/prod_home_page.asp?prod_id=15914

Product PhosChol Liquid Concentrate - Please call for special price
Brand Name PhosChol (NutraSal)
Item # PHC400
Size 16 Ounces

Then I asked the company how much is in a 16oz bottle.

Thank you for your inquiry.
The 8oz bottle of concentrate yields 48 teaspoons.
The 16oz bottle yields 96 teaspoons.
1 teaspoon of PhosChol Concentrate is 3000mg. The capsules are 900mg each.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Vitacost  sells Jarrow formulas Mega PC-35 (35% phosphatidylcholine) 120softgels for $9. Even regular lecithin granules are high in pc (3450mg) and even phosphatidylethanolamine  (3000mg) per 2 tablespoons in the
the Fearn- i like Fearn the best-from Swanson and just $7.50 per pound. Mixes easily with everything from shakes to scrambled eggs. Fairly tasteless
Blank
315996_tn?1321809719
Thanks. It's been a while since I posted this stuff. My understanding was it has to be the 2 brands to be worth buying. The studies where done with the PPC.
But it sure would be nice if it was cheaper.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
nan535
Brooklyn, NY
1747881_tn?1358189534
Blank
hrsepwrguy
Greeley, CO
317787_tn?1373214989
Blank
Dee1956
DC
766573_tn?1365170066
Blank
Idyllic
1815939_tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811