Lecithin – The Brain Food?

In biology, the human body produces Lecithin in the liver and transports it throughout the nervous and circulatory systems.
Lecithin is a phospholipid which basically is composed mainly of B vitamins, phosphoric acid, choline, linoleic acid, and inositol.

Many doctors consider lecithin or phosphatidylcholine a valuable nerve-building nutrient as a treatment for memory loss or impairment. Some say it is a major factor to building and repairing the structural components of brain cells.

Lecithin is said to be one of the major components of cell membrane which is the thin semi-permeable layer that envelopes the surfaces of cells in the brain and the body itself. Lecithin also provides for the constant regeneration of the phospholipid-rich membranes of the brain.

Lecithin has been widely used to help people who are prone to heart attacks and strokes, and even degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s to help reduce the effects of these Depilating diseases.

In 1998, the US Food and Drug Administration named Lecithin as GRAS, or Generally Regarded as Safe.
The effects of Lecithin seem to go beyond even the commercial side of things to include health and well being as scientists have discovered the important role that lecithin plays in the cells of every living organism on this planet.

Eric Kjelsrud is a contributing author to

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