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Non-GMO Lecithin Powder™

Non-GMO Lecithin

Lecithin

Lecithin is a complex fatty substance found in all animal and plant tissues which is composed of phosphoric acid, sterols, carbohydrates, fatty acids, glycerol, glycolipids, sphingolipids, phospholipids (e.g., phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylserine), and various other compounds. Lecithin is naturally found in foods, especially fatty foods such as egg yolk, soybeans, nuts, wheat germ, fish, legumes, and peanuts. It is also present, to a lesser extent, in foods like yeast, grains, bee pollen, cauliflower, and cabbage. The most cost-effective lecithin is extracted from soybeans.

A key component of lecithin, phosphatidylcholine, is the main lipid component in both plant and animal cellular membranes. Every cell of your body contains phosphatidylcholine. Phosphatidylcholine is responsible for maintaining the surface tension of the cell membrane. Without enough phosphatidylcholine, our cell walls harden and do not allow enough nutrients in or wastes out. This means premature aging and death of our cells.

Our bodies can manufacture phosphatidylcholine in the liver when we are healthy and all the required raw materials are found in our diet. Our body can break phosphatidylcholine down into choline – an important nutrient that provides many benefits. Choline acts like a vitamin, although it is not technically a vitamin since our body can make phosphatidylcholine and choline in small amounts. We typically cannot make enough choline to satisfy our metabolic demands, however, and thus choline (vitamin B4) was added to the list of essential nutrients by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 1998. Lecithin supplementation is a healthful way to supply needed choline, and lecithin supplementation has been found to convey numerous benefits that stretch into every cell, organ, and system in our bodies. Many other components of lecithin confer important benefits as well.

Lecithin Benefits

1. Supports Brain and Nerve Function*

  • Choline easily crosses the blood brain barrier and is then used in our brain to manufacture the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is involved in muscle control, memory, and feelings of relaxation.*
  • Phosphatidylcholine is especially prevalent as a structural component of our nervous system. Studies show lecithin consumption supports our brain’s memory function, concentration abilities, and learning capacity.*
  • Another key phospholipid in lecithin, phosphatidylinositol, breaks down into inositol once in our body. Inositol also supports nerve function, and many anecdotal reports describe inositol as “calming.”*

2. Supports Liver and Gallbladder Function*

  • Phosphatidylcholine is a required component of VLDL particles that transport triglycerides and cholesterol from our liver through the blood to tissues for tissue repair, storage, or energy production. Without adequate phosphatidylcholine, fat and cholesterol may accumulate in the liver, contributing to fatty liver disease.*
  • Lecithin supports Phase II liver detoxification. The choline supplied by lecithin can be oxidized in our body to form a metabolite called betaine. Betaine is a source of methyl (CH3) groups required for methylation reactions, which assist with Phase II liver detoxification.*
  • If cholesterol moves into the bile without sufficient amounts of bile salts and phosphatidylcholine, it can crystallize and form gallstones.

3. Supports Cardiovascular Health*

  • By acting as an emulsifier, lecithin can help to break down the fats and cholesterol in our blood into smaller particles. This may help prevent fats and cholesterol from sticking together to form blood clots or arterial plaque.*
  • Choline supplied by lecithin may be oxidized in our body to form the metabolite betaine, which helps to lower serum homocysteine levels – our body uses betaine to convert homocysteine to the amino acid methionine. Elevated levels of homocysteine in our blood have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.*

4. Supports Healthy Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels*

  • Soy lecithin is high in omega-3 fatty acids, known to support normal serum cholesterol and triglycerides.*
  • By acting as an emulsifier, lecithin helps our body metabolize fats and cholesterol.*

5. Supports Joint Health*

  • Lecithin (phosphatidylcholine) is our body’s super lubricant, coating tissues and helping to reduce friction, especially for the larger joints – elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles.*
  • High omega-3 fatty acid content of soy lecithin helps normalize inflammatory response in our body.*

6. Supports Weight Loss*

  • Lecithin is regarded as beneficial for weight loss because of its ability to keep fats emulsified in our body so that they may be more easily broken down and used as a source of energy.
  • Lecithin supports healthy metabolism because it supports liver health.* When our liver is toxic, it struggles to convert thyroid hormone to its active form, along with the 500+ other metabolic functions performed by our liver. Improving the function of your liver is the best way to boost your metabolism.

7. Supports Athletic Performance*

  • When a person exercises regularly to improve his/her muscle tone, the amount of lecithin (phosphatidylcholine) contained in the muscles increases. This increase in lecithin helps muscles rid themselves of the lactic acid which builds up during strenuous exercise, and may result in greater endurance of the muscle.*
  • Choline in lecithin supports increased acetylcholine production,* a neurotransmitter used by our body to stimulate muscle activity. Muscle activity can be impaired during endurance sports when reserves of choline in our body begin to run low (e.g., hitting the ‘wall’ in a marathon).

8. Supports Reproductive Health*

  • Lecithin may increase volume of male ejaculate, as male semen contains a considerable amount of lecithin.*
  • As choline, found in high amounts in lecithin, is especially important to the growing brain and nervous system of infants, it is an essential part of human breast milk and necessary in the diets of nursing mothers in high amounts.*

9. Reduces ‘bad’ Estrogen*

  • Inositol and choline are very effective for helping our liver convert estradiol into estriol – the safer form of estrogen.*

10. Supports Intestinal Health and Digestion*

  • Phosphatidylcholine is a crucial component of the mucosal layer in the intestinal tract. Without a healthy mucosal layer, inflammation of the intestinal walls results.*
  • Lecithin emulsifies fats for easier digestion of fatty foods. If you are deficient in lecithin, supplementation can support digestion and utilization of fat soluble vitamins (D, K, E and A).*

The HealthForce Edge

  • Non-GMO soy lecithin powder.
  • Soy lecithin is very fragile and susceptible to rancidity because of high omega-3 essential fatty acid content. Our EcoFresh Nutrient Lock Packaging™ provides a dramatic difference compared to other packaging methods (e.g., plastic) in preventing rancidity and preserving fragile nutrients.
  • Energenesis™ Energetic Enhancements: • Magnetic • Vibrational+
  • All ingredients are optimally dried for maximum life force.

Suggested Use: 1-2 tablespoons per day (or as advised by your health care practitioner). Add to any drink or smoothie, sprinkle on and mix with foods for extra nutrition. Great for homemade dressings and sauces. Since it is an emulsifier, it will make whatever you mix it with smoother and creamier. Use for thickening agent, as lecithin will thicken anything it is added to (allow 10 or more minutes for full thickness). Also adds a nice nutty flavor.

Storage: Store in refrigerator (or ideally your freezer) after opening.

Non-GMO Lecithin Powder™ Supplement Facts

Non-GMO Lecithin Nutrition Facts

 

Non-GMO Lecithin Powder™

Non-GMO Lecithin Powder™

Nutritionally supports healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, cardiovascular health, nerve function, brain function, liver function, memory, and fat burning. Go to Non-GMO Lecithin Powder™ product page.

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