Lecithin is a natural health supplement most commnly used to assist with lowering cholesterol and improving liver health.
Lecithin comes from soya beans and other plant or animal sources and is said to have a range of health benefits for cardiovascular health, liver and cell function, fat transport and metabolism and the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels.
Lecithin can be found in many foods that we eat, including egg yolks, soyabeans, various grains, wheat germ, fish, yeast and peanuts. When dietary intake is inadequate, or when cholesterol is a health concern, then it is often recommended that Lecithin be used as supplement.
Lecithin is readily available from a wide range of sources as a natural health supplement.
Naturally occurring Lecithin contains many active ingredients, but the key ingredient for health purposes are phospholipids. Phospholipids are components of cell walls and nerve and are also needed to maintain a healthy lining for the stomach and lungs.
Phospholipids are vital for the transportation of fats and cholesterol around the body to the liver and bloodstream, making them essential for healthy metabolism of fats. It is this function of the phospholipids – the active ingredient in Lecithin – that makes it useful for moving cholesterol out of the body. In doing so, Lecithin may also benefit liver function by reducing overall toxic load and preventing ‘fatty liver’ which of course impairs liver function.
For these reasons, Lecithin as a natural health supplement is popular among individuals concerned with reducing cholesterol levels and improving or maintaining liver health. It is commonly used as a natural supplement by the ageing and frequently amongst men. Interestingly, improved memory is also sometimes associated with Lecithin supplementation, which is another benefit for this market.
Lecithin comes from soya beans and other plant or animal sources and is said to have a range of benefits for cardiovascular health, liver and cell function, fat transport and metabolism and the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels.