Lecithin is used in foods as a fat emulsifier. As a nutritional supplement, it’s a natural source of many nutrients including phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylserine and other phosphatides. Lecithin’s most important physiological function may be its role in the biochemical processes of cell membranes, mitochondria and plasma.
Lecithin is one of the richest natural sources of choline and inositol.
It is found ready-made in the food chain (mainly in eggs and soya beans) but many people - including slimmers, people with busy lifestyles and the elderly - choose to supplement their diet with this valuable nutrient to ensure a regular supply.
Lecithin is vital to liver function, as it helps in the processing of fats and cholesterol as well as helping to maintain liver cell walls.
It also plays an important role in fat metabolism and is a key nutrient when it comes to efficient brain function, as its choline content is transformed into acetylcholine, a brain chemical that is vital for the transmission of messages between brain cells.