- Maintaining general health and well-being
- Healthy cell function
- Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
- Healthy brain function and nervous system
- Healthy liver function
Lecithin is a natural element, essential for every living cell in the human body. NZ Pure Health Lecithin which is derived from Soya Bean has many health benefits associated with it, including assisting with normal brain function and healthy cholesterol levels. Our Lecithin contains high levels of the compound choline, a lipid which is essential for all the cells in the body.
Each NZ Pure Health Lecithin soft gel capsule contains: Lecithin 1200mg and encapsulating materials.
This product contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives
Take one (1) or two (2) capsules daily as a dietary food supplement or as professionally advised.
If pregnant, breastfeeding or on prescription medication please check with your healthcare professional first.
DO NOT exceed the recommended dosage. Exceeding the recommended dosage could cause gastrointestinal problems.
What is NZ Pure Health Lecithin?
A naturally occurring emulsifier, lecithin is extracted from crude soybean oil through the refining process. Soybeans are a significant source of lecithin. Lecithin plays a vital role in human cell function and is believed to aid in liver function ,cardiovascular health, physical and athletic performance and fetal development and may increase brain capacity and improve memory. Lecithin is a natural element of HDL cholesterol and is used in the food manufacturing process in products high in fats and oils such as chocolate, cake and biscuit mixes, margarine, mayonnaise and salad dressings.
Major benefits: Lecithin may be especially helpful in the treatment of gallbladder and liver diseases. Lecithin is a key component of bile, the fat-digesting substance, and low levels of this nutrient are known to precipitate gallstones. Taking supplements with lecithin or its purified extract, phosphatidylcholine, may treat or prevent this disorder. Lecithin may also be beneficial for the liver: The results of a 10-year study on baboons showed that it prevented severe liver scarring and cirrhosis caused by alcohol abuse; other studies have indicated that it helps liver problems associated with hepatitis.
Additional benefits: Lecithin may be useful for improving memory in those with Alzheimer's disease, preventing neural tube birth defects (spina bifida), boosting performance in endurance sports and treating twitches and tics (tardive dyskinesia) caused by antipsychotic drugs. A new study suggests a memory-enhancing effect for choline. Rats fed extra choline produced offspring that performed much better in memory and learning skills than those whose mothers were on a normal diet. Conversely, offspring of the rats deprived of choline did poorly on memory tests.
Lecithin have also been proposed as possible remedies against high cholesterol and even cancer. However, more studies are needed to define its role in these and other diseases.