What is Lecithin?
Not all fatty substances are bad, and that’s certainly the case for lecithin. It plays an important role in making compounds called phospholipids, which make up the basic structure of all our cell membranes.
Back in 1846 when French chemist Theodore Gobley discovered it in eggs, no one could have imagined quite how versatile it would become. It’s been used in margarine, chocolate, paints and even beauty products due to the fact that it’s an emulsifier – in other words, it brings together substances that wouldn’t normally mix, such as oil and water.
It was later discovered that lecithin is found everywhere in the human body, including in high quantities in the brain and liver. This has prompted research into the potential benefits of supplementation for several purposes, including its importance in producing key brain chemicals and breaking down fat. Unfortunately, there are no EU-approved health claims for taking lecithin supplements, but it is acknowledged that lecithin contributes to the production of two compounds called inositol and choline, which help us digest, transport and use fats for energy, as well as helping the liver to function normally.*
Why is ours better?
We only use lecithin from soya beans, which is one of the most concentrated and unrefined sources. We also make sure it’s non-GMO as we know that many of our customers don’t wish to consume nutrients from genetically modified plants. Plus, the full dose of four capsules provides enough choline to have a beneficial effect on fat digestion and liver function.*
Who is this for?
Lecithin capsules are popular with those taking brain health and cholesterol supplements.
Memo Plus is an advanced soy-derived phospholipid complex, providing 100mg of phosphatidyl serine, DHA omega 3 fish oil plus iodine to support your cognitive function.
Plant Sterols can stop cholesterol from the things you eat being absorbed in the small intestine; one tablet daily can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels while two to three tablets daily have been proven to lower blood cholesterol.
*The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 82.5mg choline.
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