Lecithin is a phospholipid mixture of acetone insoluble phosphatides consisting mainly of phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidyl ethanolamine, phosphatidyl serine, and phosphatidyl inositol combined with various other substances, including fatty acids and carbohydrates. Phospholipids are important for general strengthening of cell membranes and fortification of the body overall. They improve the metabolism, positively affect the cardiovascular system. Phospholipids through lipoproteins can lower the blood cholesterol level.
Lecithin is a naturally occurring nutrient found in foods that is also widely known as a dietary supplement. Phospholipids are a type of fat that help maintain the integrity of cells, are vital to the normal functioning of the brain, nerves, liver, and other vital organs. The functional attributes of each cell are highly dependent on the phospholipid composition of its membrane. Since the equilibrium of the phospholipids in the membranes can be influenced by taking additional phospholipids, these are regarded as versatile nutrients for cell membranes. Phospholipids are involved in a large number of metabolic processes, including fat absorption, cholesterol metabolism, fat transport, blood clotting and nerve function.
Almost all the reviews left by doctors and consumers about lecithin are positive. Both ordinary people and doctors who have taken lecithin for the treatment of certain diseases noted the high effectiveness of it, its benefits for the liver and nervous system, the absence of contra-indications and side effects.
All of these phospholipids found in lecithin have a positive effect on the state of the body (especially if a person is regularly exposed to increased physical activity and stress), normalize the state of blood vessels and the heart, and lower cholesterol level. Parents give lecithin to their children when they are mentally fatigued (for example, during exams). The use of lecithin ensures a significant increase in the overall functioning of the immune system, which allows the body to remain healthy during periods of epidemics.
LECITAL lecithin and nutraceuticals based on it are considered non-toxic, non-mutating and non-carcinogenic.
● Enhanced stability and protection against oxidation leading to longer shelf life
● Shortened regeneration phase after sports activity
● Improved texture and mouthfeel
● Lowered cholesterol levels
● Fitting for both powdered and liquid products
● Enhanced mental activity
● Improved agglomeration
● Fortification of the immune system
● Better control of dosage
● Containment of liver damages
● Enhanced dispersibility
● Enhanced ability to concentrate
● Improved mixability
● Lowered dusting of powdered products
Lecithin is used to create a wide variety of dosage forms in pharmacology.
Useful for Parental Nutrition as:
Practically Irreplaceable in Suppositories:
● agent, carrier
An absolute leader in application for creams, lotions as:
● penetration improver
Tablets and powders:
● wetting agent
● dispersing agent
For emulsions intended to be used as enteral nutrition or dietetics LECITAL lecithin is the natural choice.
The proposed pharmacological uses of lecithin include a large number of treatments for various diseases:
Hypercholesterolemia - lecithin may reduce cholesterol levels and control or prevent atherosclerosis. The mechanism appears to be an enhancement of cholesterol metabolism in the digestive system. Thus, lecithin can improve cardiovascular health, especially if you’re already at risk of developing high blood pressure or heart disease. This is according to a study in which participants were given soy products including lecithin additives;
Neurologic disorders – variable positive results have been reported using lecithin supplementation for treatment of neurologic disorders.
Dementias - Lecithin is a good source of choline for treatment in dementias. Phosphatidylcholine is thought to be a precursor for acetylcholine synthesis.Choline increases the accumulation of acetylcholine within the brain, which is important for many brain functions, including memory; therefore, increasing concentration of this neurotransmitter can result in improved memory.
Liver ailments – phosphatidylcholine is marketed for liver disorders, including acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, diabetic fatty liver, and toxic liver damage.
Immunity dysfunctions - It has also been used to modify the immune system by activating specific and nonspecific defense systems.
Digestion disorders - Since soy is complicated to digest, it takes your body longer to break soy products down. For some people, this works to make them feel more full after consuming it. As one more positive effect, lecithin helps in the fight against an ulcerative colitis which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects people all over the world. Lecithin may help to reduce digestive distress in those with the condition.