Origin: Derived from soy
Overview: Soy lecithin is a food additive derived from soy. It is a mixture of glycerophospholipids including phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylserine, and phosphatidic acid.
It is an emulsifier, or lubricant, when added to food. It can also be used as an antioxidant and flavor protector.
It may also be used as a source of protein. Clinical studies have shown benefit in acne, in improving liver function, and in lowering cholesterol.
- Improving cholesterol levels
- Source of choline
- Boosting immunity
- Aiding in physical and mental stress
- Improving cognitive function
- Preventing osteoporosis
- Relieving menopause symptoms
- Preventing cancer
- Emulsifying agent
Common Dosage: Currently there is not enough scientific data to determine an appropriate dosage for soy lecithin.