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Lecithin is beneficial to the brain,
nervous system, cardiovascular system, liver and other
vital parts of the body. It preserves good health and
youthful vim and vigor.
Lecithin is found in every living
cell. Its highest concentration is found in the
vital organs - brain, heart, liver and the
Other potential benefits of lecithin may include
reproductive health, as well as improved physical performance in certain activities.
Brain - lecithin will be
transformed into a vital compound for the
transmissions of messages from one nerve to another.
This may have an effect on memory, thinking ability
and muscle control.
Blood - lecithin helps prevent
cholesterol and other fats from accumulating on the
walls of your arteries and may help dissolve deposits
that may already be there.
Liver - lecithin metabolizes
clogging fat and reduces the chance of liver
Intestinal Tract - lecithin
helps the absorption of Vitamin A and D and influences
the utilization of other fat-soluble nutrients such as
Vitamin E & K.
Lecithin the Emulsifier
It dissolves fats and cholesterol.
Fats and Oils are an essential part of the diet but
must function within the watery environment of the
body. Since oil and water do not mix, lecithin
molecules can hold them together. One end of the
molecule (containing fatty acids) is attached to the
oil and the other (containing phosphorus and nitrogen)
is attached to the water. It thus acts a bridge
between water and oil.
It will allow fat-like cholesterol
particles to be held in solution while they journey
through the arteries so they are unable to settle out
and form deposits on the walls of the blood
It also helps remove fatty liver
deposits for a healthier liver.
Lecithin the Brain Tonic
It is taken up by the brain directly
from the circulating blood. It is not hindered
by the "blood-brain" barrier that protects
the brain from direct influences. Only a few
substances, most notably alcohol and narcotics, were
known to be able to penetrate this barrier. But
since lecithin is not hindered it means that there can
be an immediate effect of the production of chemicals
essential for signal-transmission in the brain.
Scientific studies indicate that we
may be able to repress or minimize age-related
changes by getting enough lecithin
Sources of Lecithin
Egg yolk is the best source of
lecithin. The name is derived from the Greek word for egg yolk
(lekithos). Other animal sources include liver, milk, fish, fish eggs, chicken, and meat. Brains are another excellent source of lecithin.
Good plant sources of lecithin include seeds, peanuts, wheat germ, olives, avocado, and cabbage.
For many people, it may be a good idea
to supplement especially older people or those with
higher than normal cholesterol.
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