HOW IS PPC GIVEN?
After assessment and laboratory testing with a chelation doctor, PPC IV therapy
is given by intravenous drip to a maximum frequency of three treatments per
week. Every patient will also be prescribed an oral supplement protocol which
potentiates the effect of the IV treatments.
Each IV treatment takes about 2 ½ hours and is given with the patient seated in
a comfortable recliner chair, in which they can read, work on a laptop, or visit
with their neighbour. Depending on the patient’s condition, it is usually
recommended that an initial course of 20 to 30 weekly or bi-weekly treatments be
taken. After that, monthly booster treatments are recommended to maintain the
benefits originally gained by the first series of treatments.
IS PPC SAFE?
Yes, very safe. In contrast to IV Chelation treatments, IV PPC are even more
safe. This is because PPC does not bind to any toxic heavy metals and
consequently there is no possible damage to the kidneys. Actually the opposite
is true, PPC improves kidney function, so regular kidney function tests are not
done as frequently during PPC treatments.
ARE THERE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS?
Adverse effects most commonly reported from PPC include diarrhea, and fatigue.
Seriously ill patients, especially candidates for By-Pass surgery, angioplasty,
amputation or stroke will most of the time experience diarrhea at the beginning
of treatments, which is easily controlled by an anti-diarrheal medicine. These
patients may also have elevated liver enzymes, but as a rule, after some
treatments the liver enzymes will normalize.
ARE THERE CONTRAINDICATIONS?
SOY ALLERGY is the only contraindication to the use of
PPC. There are no known drug interactions. While on PPC most patients are free
to take many medications such as B-Blockers, nitroglycerine, calcium channel
HOW DO PPC AND CHELATION
Chelation is the intravenous treatment which helps remove the accumulation of
toxic heavy metals in the body that is the cause of many health problems. PPC
therapy is NOT Chelation therapy, since it does NOT remove heavy metals.
HOW DO PPC AND GPC
The main differences are in their uses. PPC is much more effective in
cardiovascular conditions like atherosclerosis and heart disease, while GPC is
by far more effective in improving cognitive function (memory) and in helping
GPC IV Therapy is also available at the
Optimum Wellness Naturopathic Medical Clinic.
It was also developed in Europe and is also derived from soybeans.
IS PPC IV THERAPY USED ALONE?
PPC IV Therapy can be used as a standalone treatment for lowering blood
cholesterol, improving kidney function or improving sexual potency. It can also
be part of an integrated treatment program for atherosclerosis, along with EDTA
When PPC is used in conjunction with EDTA Chelation even greater results can be
attained. Not every Chelation doctor offers PPC, but because the
Optimum Wellness Naturopathic Medical Clinic
remains at the forefront of treating "disease" with integrative IV therapies we
offer PPC as an added Chelation regimen. They are both enhanced when used with a
total nutritional program including professional supplements, and the adaptation
of a “Heart-Smart” diet.
Other lifestyle modifications that are encouraged are exercise, stress
management, minimal use of caffeinated and alcohol beverages and the elimination
of tobacco products.