Soya Lecithin Capsules
.The term "lecithin" is the commercial or popular name for a mixture of naturally occurring compounds called phosphatides or phospholipids. The principle components of this natural mixture are phosphatidyl choline, phosphatidyl ethanolamine, and phosphatidyl inositol. Phospholipids are a natural constituent of cells in the human body. They have roles in supporting a healthy nervous system and are found in the myelin sheath, which is a fatty protective covering for the nerves. The average diet contains about 5 to 10 grams of lecithin and about 400 to 900 mg of choline daily. Currently, there is no RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance), however choline, a constituent of lecithin, is considered an essential nutrient.
Areas of research
include evaluating lecithin's role in memory function and lecithin as
a support factor for weight management. Whether lecithin supplements will
contribute to reducing serum cholesterol is still controversial. Lecithin
is found in egg yolks, legumes, liver, nuts, whole wheat, vegetable oils,
and soybeans. It is also a source of polyunsaturated fat.
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