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Phosphatidyl choline from Lecithin is Good for Your Brain and More!

You may have heard of lecithin, but do you know what it is and why it's good for you? Lecithin is a natural substance that's found in egg yolks, soybeans, and other foods. It's also available in supplement form. Lecithin supplements usually contain soybean oil or sunflower oil.

Lecithin is a source of essential nutrients, including choline, linoleic acid, and inositol. Choline is important for brain development and memory. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that supports heart health. Inositol is involved in cell signaling and plays a role in mood regulation.

Lecithin supplements are sometimes touted as a treatment for various conditions, such as high cholesterol, Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. While lecithin may offer some health benefits, there's little scientific evidence to support most of these uses. Here's a look at some key findings from the available research on lecitith.

What Is Lecithin?

Lecithins are mixtures of glycerophospholipids (fatty acids attached to glycerol molecules) that are derived from plants or animals. Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is the major phospholipid in lecithin. Lecithin supplements usually contain soybean oil or sunflower oil. These oils are popular because they're inexpensive and they provide a source of essential fatty acids.LECITHIN SUPPLEMENTS MAY OFFER A NUMBER OF HEALTH BENEFITS

Brain Health

PC makes up a major portion of our brain tissue and nervous system. This phospholipid is essential for healthy nerve cell function and plays an important role in cognitive function (1Trusted Source).

In one study, healthy adults who took 2 grams of PC per day for four weeks performed better on memory tests than those who didn't take the supplement (2Trusted Source). However, it's unclear whether these benefits were due to the PC or another ingredient in the supplement ( DHA).

Another small study found that taking 2 grams of PC per day improved symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (3Trusted Source). However, this benefit was only seen in those with early-stage Alzheimer's. Liver Health Some research has shown that taking lecithin supplements can promote liver health by reducing damaging fatty deposits in the liver (4Trusted Source). One study showed that taking 2 grams of lecithin per day for four weeks helped improve liver function test results in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (5Trusted Source). To date, most studies on lecithin and liver health have been done on animals rather than humans (6Trusted Source). Therefore, more research is needed before strong conclusions can be made..

Overall, lecithin supplements may offer some health benefits, such as better cognitive function and improved liver health.

Suggested Usage: Take 3 softgels daily.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 Softgels

Servings Per Container: 66

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Calories 30

Total Fat 2.5 g 3%*

Saturated Fat 1 g 5%*

Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g

†Daily Value not established.

Soy Lecithin 3.6 g (3,600 mg)

†Daily Value not established.

Phosphatidyl Choline 500 mg

†Daily Value not established.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Other Ingredients: Softgel Capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin, water) and Soybean Oil.

Soy Lecithin and Soybean Oil from non-GMO soy.

Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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