The surface of the stomach, known as the mucosal, protects the stomach wall from the high concentrations of acid and the enzymes present in the stomach’s contents. Without this protection, the stomach wall would be digested along with the food suspension that the stomach contains.
The PPC in PhosChol
- Is a natural way to protect the stomach against exogenous damaging substances like over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pain killers, also referred to as NSAIDs
- May reduce symptoms and improve quality of life
- Is a preventive nutritional food supplement for daily use
PPC is an Essential Component of the Mucosal
Phospholipids, especially PPC, are essential components of the mucosa. Disorders leading to a reduction in the PPC content, or a disruption of the PPC membrane cause pain, or in more severe forms, gastric ulcers or cancer.
Disturbances are caused by the following factors: stress, alcohol, beverages that are too cold, incorrect diet, post gastrointestinal operations, and reflux of bile from the intestine into the stomach, which destroy the PPC membrane and, hence, the protective film. Some pain medication often referred to as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can also cause significant erosion. NSAIDs include many prescription pain medications and other over the counter products such as ibuprofen, naproxyn, or antirheumatics such as aspirin.