soy lecithin

lecithin-granules

Highlight
  • Contains Phosphatidylcholine (PDC) which is used to make acetylcholine, essential for nerve and brain function
  • PDC aids to make the active plant compounds in Milk Thistle seed more bioavailable
  • Provides building blocks for healthy cell membranes and prevents damage from oxidation, free radicals and toxins – especially to blood and liver cells
Benefits
  • Lowers cholesterol – researchers have discovered that soybean lecithin can contribute to raising HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol in blood profiles
  • Helps improve digestion – lecithin in people with ulcerative colitis to improve their digestion. Lecithin’s emulsifying qualities has been tested and proven to contribute to a chain reaction that improves the mucus in your intestine, making the digestive process easier and protecting the delicate lining of your digestive system – consider using lecithin if you have a condition that affects your digestive process
  • Aids in treating dementia symptoms and psychological and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and memory loss – Clinical research suggests that a diet rich in choline can lead to a sharper memory and help people with Alzheimer’s. Additional research shows that lipid substances that contain choline, like lecithin, may improve the brain’s functional pathways
  • Protects your liver from damage and treats alcohol related problems
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
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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