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.
Common Dosage: Currently there is not enough scientific data to determine an appropriate dosage for soy lecithin.