WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT LECITHIN?
You may not have heard about this nutrient. You may not even know how to pronounce it – “less-a-thin”.
But it is a big deal, when you find out how it can improve your life in this review.
It is a phospholipid – found in every cell in our body. It is most abundant in our vital organs, brain, liver, heart, kidneys and nerves. In fact 30% of the brain’s dry composition is lecithin and 20% of your nerves. It’s also an important component of all cell membranes. It keeps the cells permeable, allowing vital health-giving nutrients and oxygen are able to enter the cells, and disease causing toxins are able to exit.
In short, it is vital to our bodily functions and considered the most important element for our brain.
If you or a loved ones suffers from:-
- poor concentration
- missed appointments and deadlines
- poor recall of names, faces, facts, dates and numbers
- mental tiredness
- constantly repeating yourself
- problems finding the right words – feeling “lost for words”
If any of these symptoms are familiar to you, then you may be nutritionally deficient in Lecithin.
How do you overcome a deficiency? Simple, take Lecithin in granular form. Remember that lecithin is a natural food, not a drug. It is non-toxic and virtually free of side-effects.
The normal recommended dosage for an adult, just 7.5g (1 heaped teaspoonful) is sufficient to maintain your brain’s memory cells in impressive wording order. The dosage can be safely increased (doubled or tripled) in cases of memory impairment.
Children older than 6 can take lecithin at half the normal adult dosage. Just this small amount per day will help ensure your child gets enough lecithin for optimal mental and physical development.
It can be taken on it’s own, or added to drinks or food, like sprinkled over cereals, soups or salads, blended with fruit or vegetable juice, added to gravies sauces or dressings, used in baking such as bread, cakes, cookies.
Our Nn Bio Lecithin is derived from natural soybeans and is completely free from preservatives, coloring or artificial flavoring. Not all Lecithin is created equal. The potency and efficacy of lecithin is determined by it’s phosphatides content. A high quality product would have at least 97% phosphatides and be derived from non-genetically modified soybeans. Anything less is a bad choice.
GROW NEW BRAIN CELLS
Scientists used to believe that adult brains did not regenerate or add new neurons (the communication pathways in your brain).
The good news is the latest research has shown that the opposite is true. Even after maturity, brain cells do regenerate if they are given the essential building blocks!
This a very good piece of news. It means our mental capacity is not restricted , and it is possible to grow new brain cells and improve our mental alertness even when we grow older.
Remember… unlike other “mind herbs”, lecithin is the actual component that your brain and nerves are made from. Without sufficient lecithin, no matter what herbs you take to improve declining mental capacity or memory, the effort may be futile.
WHO NEEDS IT?
The short answer is Everyone! We all need this natural superfood for our brains, and to improve the function of each of our cells, allowing oxygen in and toxins out.
- Busy people who are subjected to stress
- People with demanding jobs
- People who feel they need a memory booster
- Children above 6 years of age
- Elderly people- not only to help their mental alertness, also for their physical wellbeing
- Vegetarians especially may be in desperate need of lecithin. A vegetarian diet is very low in lecithin.
Remember that lecithin is a food not a drug. Our lecithin is derived from soybeans, it takes more than 2kg of soybeans to produce 7.5g (or one heaped tablespoon) of lecithin.
Some of the important nutrients which are able to assist in boosting your ability to memorise and concentrate are:-
- B Vitamins
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Ginko biloba and some other herbs
However, are you aware the single MOST important element crucial for the development and maintenance of healthy brain function is LECITHIN?
The active ingredient in lecithin is phospatididylcholine. It is a nutritional building block for the synthesis of the brain’s primary memory neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.
Neurotransmitters function as brain messengers that enable the brain cells to “communicate” with each other. When neurotransmitter levels decline, the brain cells are unable to “communicate” efficiently with each other. This means that previously stored information (“memory”), cannot be recalled easily. Your “recall”ability weakens, causing fuzzy memory and mental tiredness in high-stress situations.
The result is a person is likely to suffer from poor concentration and diminished ability to retain and recall information.
Therefore lecithin is essential for mental development and maintenance.
For Healthy Heart and Cholesterol Levels
Lecithin has lipotropic properties, which means it is able to break down cholesterol plaques deposited on arterial walls. This means it improves vessel elasticity and blood circulation. It also helps raise GOOD cholesterol (HDL – High-density lipoprotein) while lowering BAD cholesterol (LDL – low-density lipoprotein) and triglicerides.
Lecithin also shields against the damaging effects of homocysteine, an amino acid that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease.
FOR HEALTHY LIVER
Lecithin is important to ensure a healthy liver function. It is the main component of the liver, making up 73% of the total liver fat. Lecithin is able to protect the liver against degenerative changes brought on by fatty foods, alcohol and drugs.
Lecithin’s fat-dissolving ability also helps prevent the formation of gallstones. Gallstone problems are common in people aged over 40. Most people with gallstones doe not experience any symptoms for long periods, if the stones remain in the gallbladder. Pain in the right upper part of of the abdomen that occurs after eating fatty foods may be indicative of gallstones. Other common symptoms of gallstones include belching, bloating, nausea and feeling of fullness after an oily meal.
FOR YOUNG LOOKING HEALTHY SKIN
Lecithin is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and is able to help reduce various skin problems, such as eczema. By combating dryness, it helps to restore your skin’s youthful freshness. It also reduces unslightly yellow fatty deposits, which often develop under the skin around the eyes.
All this means that you should include lecithin as part of your diet, irrespective of your age, for a healthy heart, liver and glowing skin.
ZEST AND VITALITY
Do you feel you need to boost your Energy levels and rediscover that Zest & Vitality you used to have?
Well, do we have some great news for you! Lecithin is a natural source of energy. A daily dose of lecithin will increase your feeling of well-being and zest for life.
It is particularly effective for anyone recovering from an illness, dieters, chronic fatigue sufferers and men experiencing diminished vitality. It has been shown that seminal fluid has a very high lecithin content.
Lecithin helps build a healthy digestive system, improving your body’s uptake and utilization of nutrients. Research has shown that lecithin improves absorption and enhances the action of fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A, D, E and K. Apart from that it emulsifies dietary fat.
Why consume lecithin?
- It’s easy to consume
- It’s necessary for optimal brain, nerve and cell functions – you can grow new brain cells
- It’s an anti-aging nutrient for your skin
- It’s natural
- It protects your heart and cardiovascular system
- It’s essential for healthy liver function
- It helps you absorb and assimilate nutrients
HOW TO CONSUME LECITHIN
- Take by the teaspoonful
- Blend into fruit or vegetable juice
- Sprinkle over rice, cereal or salads
- Add into gravy, sauces or dressings as a thickener
- Add into baking bread, cakes or cookies
- Oil-free, pure lecithin granules from soy bean by reputable manufacturer – Solae LLC, USA
- Tested negative for GMOs
- Safe, non-toxic
- Free from artificial preservatives, coloring & flavoring
- Contains no less than 97% phospholipids
- Suitable for vegetarians