Lecithin Supplement Information
Lecithin is a complex mixture of different compounds found in the cell membranes of both plants and animals. It is commonly used as an emulsifier in foods, but has become popular lately as a supplement that can allegedly help with:
There is not enough evidence yet supporting the benefits of lecithin, and in fact, the supplement could actually have an adverse effect on heart health. (Normal food use does not carry this same risk.) It is best to talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist before beginning treatment with lecithin supplements.
(For more information on these supplements, click Lecithin. This article takes a look at possible side effects, drug interactions, and other safety concerns. It also looks at how the product might work for medicinal uses.)