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Lecithin: Lecithin is a form of the nutrient choline, which is involved in many of the body's processes, including fat metabolism, nerve signal transmission, and nerve system function. Lecithin is available in supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Lecithin

Adequate amounts of Lecithin are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Lecithin

Adequate amounts of Lecithin are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Lecithin

Excessive intake of Lecithin may involve the following risks:

  • Niemann-Pick disease
  • Anorexia
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Fish body odor
  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation before consulting with your healthcare practitioner
  • Do not use in children before consulting with your healthcare practitioner
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your physician and all your healthcare providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Lecithin

Lecithin: Derivatives of phosphatidic acids in which the phosphoric acid is bound in ester linkage to a choline moiety. Complete hydrolysis yields 1 mole of glycerol, phosphoric acid and choline and 2 moles of fatty acids.
Source: Diseases Database

Lecithin: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Lecithin) include:

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