January 16, 2015
Lecithin is parallel with protein, vitamin and called “the third primary nutrient”. Lecithin is an indispensable nutrient element for our body. Therefore, getting adequate lecithin can not only protect the liver, help to recover from diabetes, clear the arteries, extract toxins, but also help prevent dementia and retain youthful vigor.The effect of lecithin is more reflected in the brain. Lecithin is only 1% of our body weight, but 30% of our brain weight; 70%-80% our brain cells weight. Lecithin were found mostly in human brain and nervous system, bloodstream, immune systems and vital organs like heart, liver, lung, kidney etc. Because it’s huge percentage in our brain, we can easily imagine its significance in function. Lecithin can ensure brain cell membranes’ health, and guarantee brain cells’ health and development. Therefore, for the babies’ brain which are still undergoing several maturational processes, lecithin is one of the most important nutrient. Lecithin can provide enough nutrients to nerve cells, and accelerate the speed of information transmission between cranial nerves, thus keep your brain alive, sharp and be a fast learner.Although tests show that livers can secrete little bit lecithin that we need, but after people turn 30, getting lecithin is basically rely on the food and supplements you eat. In this case, what type of food contain good amount of lecithin then? Although lots of food contains lecithin, soybeans and yolks are the best. The lecithin in yolks is the best, but the process is complex and the price is too much, so most of the lecithin in market is from soybeans. Because we can only get 2.3kg lecithin from 900kg soybeans and the amount of food we eat everyday is limited, getting lecithin from food only is not good enough but need supplements’ help.The applicable people for taking lecithin includes people who has high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides and cardiovascular disease, people who want to improve their memories and being protected against Alzheimer's disease, diabetics and women seeking beauty. Especially for pregnant woman, they should pay more attention to the lecithin level in their bodies. When a woman is creating a new life, she needs to produce numerous fresh cells in a short period of time. If she doesn’t have enough lecithin in her body, the lecithin in her amniotic fluid will not be enough either, which may stunt the baby’s growth or even lead to abnormal growth, birth defects, abortion and premature births. Human brain contains approximately 15billion cells, and about 70% of them had been formed when they are still in the maternal. Because lecithin can activate the brain cells, taking enough lecithin during pregnancy is a good way to have a health and smart baby. Therefore, American FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulates that lecithin must be added to baby formula.
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