Lecithin 1200 mg 100 Softgels
Health Benefits of Lecithin
• Supports healthy brain function
• Supports healthy cholesterol balance
• Supports healthy liver function
• Supports Brain & Nerve Function
• Rich in Phosphatidyl Choline
• Nervous System Support
• Improves physical performance over extended periods of exercise or exertion
Lecithin is an important natural source of choline, inositol and linoleic acid. Choline and inositol are vital components of all cell membranes, and play important roles in cell growth and function.
Lecithin has been used clinically to protect the stomach and intestines from toxins and the damaging effects of some drug therapies, including extensive use of nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen.
Biochemically, Lecithin is a lipid material belonging to the class known as phospholipids and is a component of all living cells. Lecithin was first discovered in 1850 by the French scientist, Maurice Gobley, who named it “lekithos”, the Greek term for egg yolk. Until the advent of soybean processing, the egg remained the most common source of lecithin. Because of its high lecithin content, egg yolk is still used today to produce food emulsions such as mayonnaise.
Physiologically, lecithin is an integral part of all organs and glands. The brain itself is comprised of 25% phospholipids. Vital organs such as the liver and reproductive tract, and muscles also contain high concentrations of phospholipids. Phospholipids are also among the primary building blocks of all cellular membranes. Membrane functions include cellular transport of nutrients and wastes, internal cellular pressure regulation, and ion exchange.
Lecithin contains compounds that are responsible for maintaining the health of cell membranes. With insufficient lecithin, the cell wall may harden, thus limiting the flow of nutrients in or wastes out of the cell. This situation contributes to premature ageing of the cells. Lecithin’s components are also involved in other crucial cell functions. Lecithin is found in egg yolks, soybeans, nuts and organ meats.
As a supplier of choline, Lecithin is needed to maintain cell membrane integrity and to facilitate the movement of fats in and out of cells, as well as ions, wastes, and nutrients. Also, the neurotransmitter acetylcholine contains Lecithin as a component. Due to its presence in acetylcholine, a wide variety of studies have been conducted on Lecithin for its possible aid in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Due to its choline make-up, lecithin has been touted as a memory enhancer by improving cognitive function. Research shows a link between depleted acetylcholine levels in the brain and Alzheimer's disease. Although it has not been shown to have the ability to cure the degenerative disease, lecithin may slow its onset. Lecithin also has value as a fat synthesizer and may be beneficial to a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol because it would increase their breakdown and utilization by cells.
Serving Size 1 Softgel
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1 g 2%
Soya Lecithin 1,200 mg (1.2 g)
(61% Phosphatides, 732 mg)
Phosphatidylcholine 168 mg
Phosphatidylinositol 96 mg
Ingredients: Soy Lecithin, Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin.
Does not contain: Gluten, Yeast, Wheat, Milk or Milk Derivatives, Lactose, Egg, Grapefruit, Fish, Sweetener, Sugar, Starch, Preservatives, Artificial Color, Artificial Flavor, sodium
For adults, take one (1) to three (3) softgels one to three times daily, preferably with a meal.