soy lecithin

lecithin-granules

Highlight
  • Contains Phosphatidylcholine (PDC) which is broken down to Choline in turn used to make acetylcholine, essential for nerve and brain function
Benefits
  • Provides building blocks for healthy cell membranes and prevents damage especially to blood and liver cells from oxidation, free radicals and toxins
  • Aids in treating psychological and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and memory loss;
  • Treats alcohol related problems by protecting liver from damage
Notes
  • Phosphatidylcholine (PDC) reduces production of immune signaling chemical tumor necrosis factor (TNF) that plays role in auto-immune disorders especially Multiple Sclerosis: TNF signals macrophages to attack nerve cells
  • PDC aids in making the active plant compounds in Milk Thistle seed more bioavailable
Dangers
  • soy is an allergenic food

Adapted from:

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

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