Lecithin is needed by every living cell in the human body. It plays a key part in building cell membranes that control the passage of nutrients into and out of the cells. It also protects cells’ interior structures - without lecithin the membranes in our body would harden and our cells would die.
Rich source of inositol and choline
Lecithin is a rich natural source of inositol and choline and can be found amongst other in muscle meat, organ mean, grains and egg yolks. For people who do not consume these foods regularly, lecithin is becoming an increasingly popular supplement. It is a specialised fat molecule and is a complex mixture of glycolipids, sterols, triglycerides, carbohydrates and fatty acids.
Research focused around the potential health benefits of choline and inositol are ever increasing. Choline is a precursor to acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter. Acetylcholine has been found to help maintain healthy homocysteine levels, high levels of which are believed to be a cause of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline.
Naturally sourced from non-GM Soya beans
Lecithin is a natural-source food ingredient which we extract from Soya beans (non-GM in our case). It is a fat emulsifier and as such Lecithin supplements are often used by people watching their weight. Choline and inositol are two nutrients known to play an important role in fat metabolism.