Definition of Lecithin:

A mixture of phospholipids that is composed of fatty acids, glycerol, phosphorus, and choline or inositol.  Lecithin can be manufactured in the body.  All living cell membranes are largely composed of lecithin.

Also: Phosphatidylcholine

Topics Related to Lecithin

Bipolar Disorder, Manic-Depressive

...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
“A number of studies suggest that lecithin has significant effects on the manic-depressive, with some claiming that it stabilizes moods or serves as a mood depressant...”

Fatty Acids

...related topic
“...Important nutritional lipids include lecithin, choline, gamma-linoleic acid, and inositol.”
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Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...Bile is a fluid composed mostly of water, bile salts, lecithin, and cholesterol...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...Vitamin C treatment resulted in a significant increase in the concentration of phospholipids in bile; phospholipids such as lecithin have been shown to prevent stone formation...”


...recommendation Silymarin / Milk Thistle
“...A preparation of silymarin complexed with phosphatidylcholine was reported to help sufferers of chronic viral hepatitis...”
...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
“Taking 3gm per day of phosphatidylcholine (found in lecithin) was found to be beneficial in one investigation of people with chronic hepatitis B...”


...related topic
“...It is thought that along with choline, inositol is necessary for the formation of lecithin within the body...”

Lecithin / Choline

...as a treatment
“When medical researchers use the term "lecithin", they are referring to a purified substance called phosphatidylcholine (PC)...”
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...as a treatment
“...Inositol at low doses (650mg, which is contained in 3 tbsp of lecithin) at bedtime may help...”


...related topic
“...Important for proper growth in infants, nitrogen balance in adults, healthy nails and skin and the synthesis of taurine, cysteine, phosphatidylcholine (lecithin), bile, carnitine and endorphins...”

Myasthenia Gravis

...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
“To increase acetylcholine levels add phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) 1gm bid.”


...as a treatment
“...Phosphatidylserine is found in only trace amounts in a typical diet; very small amounts are present in lecithin.  The body manufactures PS from phospholipid building blocks...”

Poor Memory

...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
“...Use 3 tbsp of lecithin three times daily.”
...recommendation Inositol
“...Lecithin also contains high amounts of both these vitamins.”
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