9 out of 10 American diets are Choline-deficient, Soy Lecithin is an excellent source
Lecithin belongs to a family of molecules called Phospholipids. Phospholipids form the structure of the cell membranes of every living cell in body. The highest concentrations are found in the vital organs, such as the brain, heart, liver, and kidneys. In fact, the human brain has a dry composition of 30% lecithin. Lecithin performs an astonishing range of vital functions, directly affecting our health and well-being.
Did you know that 9 out of 10 American diets are Choline deficient? The National Institutes of Health consider Soy Lecithin an excellent source.
A natural emulsifier that dissolves fat and cholesterol
By helping to dissolve fats and cholesterol, lecithin acts as the body’s emulsifier to prevent them from accumulating on artery walls, and helps dissolve the deposits that may already be there. Normally oil and water do not mix, but a lecithin molecule emulsifies them because of its di-polar structure.
The one end contains fatty acids and is attracted to oil, and the other end contains phosphorus and nitrogen and is attracted to water. Lecithin helps metabolize fat in the liver, and in the intestinal tract helps absorb vitamins A and D, and enhances other fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamins E and K.
Produces Acetylcholine, the most abundant neurotransmitter in the brain
In the brain, lecithin’s choline is transformed into acetylcholine, the most abundant neurotransmitter in the body, responsible for the transmission of messages from one nerve ending to another. Abundant acetylcholine levels have a positive effect on memory, thinking ability and muscle control.
In April 1998, the National Academy of Sciences established an RDA for Choline at 550 mg/day for men, and 425mg/day for women. Greens Plus provides 125 mg (25% of the RDA) per serving of phosphatidylcholine, the most bio-available form. It takes four hundred pounds of Identity Preserved, Certified GMO-free soybeans to produce each pound of the premium quality lecithin contained in Greens Plus.