Research, Benefits and Cautions.

Lecithin can be found in all plant and animal products, including cabbage, cauliflower, caviar eggs, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), green beans, lentils, organ meats, seeds/nuts, soy lecithin, soybeans and split peas. It is also found in chemicals that assist in the massage of many nutrients form the bloodstream into the cells. Lecithin's benefits are the same as those of choline such that Lecithin is a major source of choline. Consequently, Lecithin must be present in order for choline to be synthesized. Fatty acids, glycerin, and phosphorus are also found in lecithin.

How This Mineral Works in Your Body:
Protects against damage to cells by oxidation
Major source of the chemical nutrient choline (choline's benefits are also lecithin's benefits)
May protect against cardiovascular disease
May treat liver damage caused by alcoholism
May lower cholesterol level

Where This Mineral is Found:
Caviar eggs
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Green beans
Organ meats
Soy lecithin
Split peas

How to Use:
Take tablets whole with a full glass of liquid. Do not chew or crush it. Take along with food or 1 to 1-1/2 hours after food consumption unless you are otherwise directed by your physician.

Available as:

Recommended Daily Intakes:
Men: 550 mg
Women: 425 mg
Pregnant: 450 mg
Lactating: 550 mg

Do not take if you are:
Healthy and eat a well-balanced diet.

Consult your doctor if you have:
Intentions of treating Alzheimer's disease with lecithin/choline

It is not necessary to take a supplement.

It is not necessary to take a supplement.

Infants and Children:
It is hazardous to treat infants and children under 2 with any supplement.

Unless your diet is adequate in calcium, excess lecithin may increase phosphorus levels
It could cause an inaccurate reading in a lecithin/sphingomyelin lab test as part of an examination of amniotic fluid
Lecithin effectiveness is decreased if used with nicotinic acid (nicotinamide, vitamin B-3)

Keep in a cool and dry location and away from direct light, but do not freeze.
Keep safely away from children.
Do not keep in bathroom medicine cabinet. Heat and dampness may alter the action of the supplement.

Safe dosage:
Do not consume more than 1 gram per day.

Information on the comparative-toxicity rating cannot be found in standard references.

Side Effects:
Signs and symptoms: What to do:
Dizziness : Discontinue use. Call your physician immediately.
Fishy body odor : Discontinue use. Call your physician when convenient.
Nausea or vomiting : Discontinue use. Call your physician immediately.


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