Lecithin - NOW Foods - Nutrition for Optimal Wellness
Ingredients & Description
Nervous System Support Non-GMO - 1200 mg Supports Brain & Nerve Function High in Phosphatidyl Choline NOW Non-GMO Lecithin Softgels contain 15% Phosphatidyl Choline, which comprises a major portion of our brain and nervous system. Lecithin is also a source of essential fatty acids, Choline and Inositol. Lecithin aids in emulsifying fats, enabling them to be dispersed in water.* Lecithin: A Forgotten Giant? Lecithin and Phosphatides
|Supplement Facts |
Lecithin 1200 mg - 200 Gels
Serving Size: 3 Softgels Servings Per Container: 66 Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, take 3 softgels 1 to 2 times daily. Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerine, Water and Soybean Oil. Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg, shellfish or preservaties. Each serving may also provide the following naturally occurring Phosphatides: Phosphatidyl Choline - 540 mg Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine - 465 mg Phosphatidyl Inositol - 360 mg Disclaimers: *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Store in a cool, dry place. Please Recycle.
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Questions and answers:
Asked on: June 7, 2013
Question: My mother had a severe (CVA) cerebral vascular accident 5 months ago and is still unconsious. The cloat was removed. Her eyes can blink but cannot open, can move her mouth, turn her head from left to right. Do you think Lecithin can help. The left is paralised. She is having physotherapy 3 times a week. Please help I am desperate.If lecithin cant help then please suggest something. I am in Zimbabwe
A: We are sorry to hear about your mother's condition. Please make sure to discuss any supplements she plans on taking with her physician. Lecithin because of the Phosphatidyl Choline it contains may provide some help for people with cerebrovascular disease.
Three uncontrolled trials were performed with choline alphoscerate in acute cerebrovascular stroke and TIA, totalling 2484 patients. The results of these trials suggest that this drug might favour functional recovery of patients with cerebral stroke and should be confirmed in future investigations aimed at establish the efficacy of the drug in achieving functional recovery of patients with acute cerebrovascular disease.
You may want to take a look at some of our other Choline products so that you can choose the right product for your mother.
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Asked on: October 24, 2013
Question: I have heard that soy lecithin often contains solvents and pesticides left over from soybean production.I have also heard that unfermented soy products are rich in enzyme inhibitors that can interfere with proper digestion.Can you please respond to these concerns regarding your soy lecithin products ?Thanks Glen.
A: Commercial lecithin manufacturing does indeed utilize solvents such as ethanol/alcohol, hexane or acetone in the extraction of lecithin. However nearly all solvent residue is evaporated out leaving behind very low levels of a few ppm (parts per million). Any potential pesticide residue would be lower than compared to soybean based products such as tofu, veggie burgers or edamame. Unfermented soy products would not include lecithin since it is separated from the actual trypsin inhibitors in processing. Now foods does offer several non-GMO soy lecithin softgels and granules as well as soy-free sunflower lecithin caps.
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