Lecithin is a natural emulsifier found in many foods. It is a phospholipid made up of choline, inositol and linoleic acid and is a well-tolerated, rich source of phosphatidylcholine. Phospholipids are the fats that comprise our cell membranes. The phospholipid structure of cell membranes is what allows our cells to communicate with each other and with other molecules in the body in a process called signal transduction. Cell membranes also regulate the passage of nutrients and other substances into and out of the cells, thereby maintaining the health of every cell in the body.
Choline is necessary for production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which transmits nerve impulses and is essential for optimal brain function, learning and memory. Choline also works in the liver where it is needed for detoxification and removing fat.
Phospholipids act as lipotropic compounds, enhancing fat metabolism. When taken before meals, lecithin also helps with the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Lecithin is an emulsifier that facilitates the removal of fats and cholesterol from the body and may be useful for those at risk of arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. If you are taking niacin for healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels lecithin may also be helpful.
In addition, lecithin promotes energy and may be useful for chronic fatigue syndrome. It enhances absorption of Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) in the liver and of Vitamin A in the intestines.
Evergreen’s Sunflower Lecithin, made from non-GMO sunflowers, is a natural source of choline, inositol, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The phosphatidylcholine content is about 10.5% or 1.6 grams per serving. It comes in convenient granules that can be added to foods and recipes to enhance flavor and texture. It can also be used as a supplement for pets.
Not intended for children under 6 years
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- This natural product will vary in color and may clump, without any effect on product potency or quality.
- The container is filled by weight not volume, and settling may occur.
- Store in a cool, dry place.