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What are phospholipids
and EPLs?

Phospholipids are the building blocks of liver cell membranes. They are a class of lipids (fats) that serve an extremely important function in our body.

The cell membrane is made up of two layers of phospholipids. It protects the living matter inside the cell from the outside and controls what goes in and out of the cell.


When the cell membrane loses phospholipids, it is said to be damaged and the function of the cell is weakened. Severe damage to the cell membrane can kill the cell.


Your body can produce some types of phospholipids but others must be supplied by your diet. Phospholipids that can only be obtained through dietary intake are called "essential phospholipids".