Lecithin and Choline - benefits and side effects

Lecithin and Choline - benefits and side effects

Lecithin and Choline are very similar and both are essential for all body cells function. They play an important role in stabilizing healthy liver and nerve system.

Lecithin is lipoid substance contained in all sorts of animal and vegetable food such as liver, egg, soybeans, peanuts or wheat germ. They are add to commercial food, for example ice-cream, chocolate, margarine or salad dressings to fasten drawn or emulsify fats. Human body can product lecithin. Lecithin is considered as fundamental resource of Choline, a vitamin belonging to category B, especially as fosfatidylcholine. Fosfatidylcholine lyses into choline in human body immediately. From whence it follows that using lecithin also provides human body with choline. However, only 20 %| of plant lecithin and other natural kinds contains fosfatidylcholine. Even though lecithin belongs to main sources of choline, choline could be found also in liver, soybeans, yolk, grapes, peanuts, cabbage, and cauliflower. Choline supplements are sold in pharmacy as part of vitamin products.

Most frequent utilization lecithin and choline

Lecithin and choline help to prevent from creation of cholelithiasis. They strengthen livers, therefore are effective in fighting hepatitis and cirrhosis. Lecithin and choline help patients during chemotherapy process to discharge toxins out of livers. They also modulate symptoms of indigestion and improve memory and brain functions.

Treatment and Effects of Lecithin and choline

Lecithin and choline are essential for many human body functions; they help product ectoplast and simplify transport of fats and other nutrients from one cell to another. They support reproduction and development of embryo and baby. They are fundamentals for healthy livers, gallbladder and probably even healthy heart. In the same time, choline is a key component of brain chemical substance called acetylcholine which is important for memory and muscular functions. The outcome of lecithin and choline effectiveness is that they are recommended as a part of therapy of almost all diseases and illnesses from cancer and AIDS to decreasing of cholesterol level in blood.

Main beneficial effects of Lecithin and Choline: They are beneficial to cure liver and gallbladder diseases. Lecithin is the main component of gall that digests fats. It is generally known that deficiency of this element leads to cholelithiasis. Eating dietary supplements containing lecithin or fosfatidylcholine may help to cure and protect organism from diseases such as cholelithiasis.

Ten years study on baboons has declared that lecithin is an efficacious remedy to prevent livers from alcohol insult. It has also showed that it modulates insult of liver from hepatitis.

Choline is often contained in complex hepatic medicine together with other substances strengthening livers, for example amino acid metion, vitamin specific for category B – inzitol, or with medicaments such as dandelion. These substances called lipotropic combination or lipotropin factors prevent from fats creation in livers and improve the flow of fat and cholesterol through livers and gallbladder. They also help discharge harmful toxins out of livers. These substances are effective, especially, to cure cirrhosis, cholelithiasis, and hepatitis. Furthermore, they are helpful in therapy of endometriosis (the cause of women impotence) and side effects of chemotherapy. Choline together with vitamin B – pantothenic acid and tiamin – can improve indigestion.

Other positive qualities of Lecithin and Choline: Lecithin and choline are components of nerve texture. They might help to improve memory to patients with Alzheimer disease, increase performance of professional athletes, and cure nerve jerks and convulsion caused by antipsychotic medicine. Lecithin and choline supposed to be medicaments reducing cholesterol level in blood and medicine against cancer. However, it is necessary to provide evidence of these statements first.

Recommended dosage of Lecithin and Choline

Lecithin is usually dosed two capsules (1200 mg each) twice a day. It can be used in a form of granules by 1200 mg of lecithin in one tea spoon. Fosfatidylcholine is better source of choline than lecithin. One can use 500 mg of fosfatidylcholine three times a day or 500 mg of pure choline three times a day. Choline could be also a part of combined lipotropic fusions. In the United States, choline was pronounced to be a fundamental nutrient. Men should use 550 mg per day and women 425 mg per day.

How to use Lecithin and Choline

Lecithin and choline are better absorbed during meals. Granulated lecithin has hazel taste; thus, one can add them to a meal or drink.

Possible side effects of Lecithin and choline

Lecithin and choline overdose can cause sweating, sickness, emesis, flatulence or diarrhea. Overdosing by lecithin and choline (10 g per day) evokes body stink similar to fish, or heart beat failures.

New findings about Lecithin and Choline

Deficiency of choline arises quickly. Healthy men who had been eaten nutrients devoid of choline for 30 days had increased values of liver enzymes – indicators of liver failure. Adding lecithin to meals retrieved the level to normal.

Warnings about Lecithin and choline

People with illnesses should consult usage of lecithin and choline with their doctor.

Additional information about lecithin and choline

Dietary supplements containing lecithin differs in amount of fosfatidylcholine; the quantity of active components of certain supplement range between 10 to 98% . In most cases, high concentration of fosfatidylcholine is not necessary.

Dietary supplements containing lecithin are sold in all sorts of forms including soft gel.

Resource: publication - Leciva moc vitamin??, bylin a mineralních latek (The salutary power of vitamins, herbs and minerals) Reader´s Digest Choice

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