Lecithin (1200 mg)

by Vitabase

  • Packed with essential fatty acids.
  • Great for your heart!
  • Helps keep cognitive abilities sharp.
  • Keeps the digestive system flowing smoothly.
  • Helpful for all ages—especially beneficial to the elderly.

Discovered in 1850, Lecithin is a naturally occurring fatty substance found in foods like soybeans, whole grains and egg yolks. In the body, lecithin, a type of lipid needed in every living cell, is broken down into choline, phosphate, glycerol and fatty acids. Choline levels may be low in many individuals, particularly as the American diet includes fewer dairy products, meats and eggs.

Researchers believe choline is the key element in lecithin that helps the body. Choline is essential for cardiovascular health, brain function and cellular membrane composition and repair.

Essential fatty acids are found in every cell in the body and are necessary for proper growth and functioning of cells, muscles, nerves and organs. These fatty acids produce prostaglandins which are key to many functions in the body. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

As a rich source of essential fatty acids, lecithin is very important because it helps the body utilize Vitamins A, B, E and K. Also, it naturally disperses fat and cholesterol into smaller particles, which helps keep cholesterol from collecting on the arterial walls and keeps food moving through the body efficiently. Lecithin aids in the absorption of thiamine by the liver and Vitamin A by the intestine.

While it is especially a good diet addition for elderly people, lecithin is a great addition to anyone’s diet. Our softgel capsule is a convenient and easy way to get you the lecithin your body needs.

Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one softgel capsule, two (2) to six (6) times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel Capsule(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
Calories 11   *
Total Fat 1.2 g   2%
Calories from Fat 11   *
Soy Lecithin 1200 mg   *
Phosphatidylcholine ** 312 mg   *
Phosphatidylinositol ** 168 mg   *
Phosphatidylethanolamine ** 240 mg   *
Linolenic Acid *** 82 mg   *
Linoleic Acid *** 696 mg   *
Palmitic Acid *** 220 mg   *
Stearic Acid *** 48 mg   *
Oleic Acid *** 128 mg   *
* Daily Value Not Established

Notes: **Approximate Phosphatide Content.
***Approximate Fatty Acid Composition.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin and water.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children.