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PPC: FAQ's


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 blockers, etc.

HOW DO PPC AND CHELATION DIFFER?

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 DIFFER?

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 post-stroke patients.

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 Chelation treatment.

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.




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