Lecithin is formulated as a plant-based supplement from soybeans and provides a natural dietary source of choline. Choline is an essential nutrient that is closely related to the B-complex vitamins. It is a component of all cells and is made by the body, but additional dietary choline is necessary to maintain normal biological functions. Choline is required for brain development and normal cell communication within the nervous system. It also helps to maintain normal fat metabolism in the liver and supports the normal functioning of the gall bladder.
Lecithin is a phospholipid found in soybeans, egg yolks, fish, and organ meat that is the primary dietary source of choline. Animal Necessity’s plant-based formulation uses soybean-derived lecithin. Choline is an essential nutrient that is made by the body and also obtained from the diet. Similar to the B-vitamins, it is made in the liver and is needed for the synthesis of phospholipids, which are incorporated into all cell membranes. Choline is a precursor to acetylcholine production, which is a neurotransmitter required for brain development, nerve signaling, and may play a role in cognitive function. It also plays a role in normal liver fat metabolism and gall bladder health. This Lecithin supplement has been used in combination with alpha lipoic acid, omega-3fatty acids, and artichoke and milk thistle, to optimally support liver function.1
1Ahlstrom RT, Wolf T, Peterson D, et al. Alternative treatment options for managing hepatic lipidosis in an Atlantic Ridley sea turtle (Lepidocheyls kempii). Proceedings of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine. 2012.
|Weight (lbs.)||Daily Use|
|Less than 25||1/2 Capsule PM|
|25 - 50||1 Capsule PM|
|51 - 80||1 Capsules AM and 1 Capsule PM|
|81 - 100||2 Capsules AM and 1 Capsule PM|
|101 - 200||2 Capsules AM and 2 Capsules PM|
|201+||Contact Us for Dosage Guidelines|
|Active Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
(contains 732 mg Phosphatides)
|Inactive Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin|