Health Food

Lecithin, but especially their active ingredients, the phospholipids have a more than 70 years’ history as prominent health food product for – amongst a wide range of other applications -  cholesterol control, liver support and mental performance.

A lot of clinical studies have been done demonstrating effects that Phospholipids can enhance cardiovascular health due  to a reduction of the blood cholesterol level. Phosphatidylcholine helps promoting cell protection in general, especially the protection of liver cells. They can be used preventively and therapeutically  to treat liver disorders, particularly  resulting from poisoning, alcohol abuse or chronic infection, and can be part of a convalescence program.

Phosphatidylcholine is a natural and highly bioavailable precursor of choline and thus of the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetycholine. Increasing the rate of synthesis is associated with an improvement of memory and  physical performance. The highly bioavailable choline is a substance which has shown to reduce elevated homocysteine levels, a substance which, besides cholesterol and some other parameters, is another risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.

Phosphatidylserine is a nutrient for the brain's nerve cells; it supports concentration and memory functions and alleviates stress symptoms. It helps to maintain brain health and improves cognitive performance.

Common forms of lecithin health food products are liquid lecithin for soft or hard gel capsules, granules for direct oral consumption or to sprinkle over foods like yoghurt or muesli, lecithin powder for chewable tablets or powder drinks.