Lecithin is a component found in the cell membranes of animals and plants. It is a complex fusion of several different components.
Lecithin is believed to be useful for several different uses. Some of the benefits of lecithin can be seen as the treatment of the following conditions:
Lecithin is also acknowledged to increase semen in men and to help in weight loss. When served as a food or drug additive, lecithin generally works as an emulsifier.
Lecithin is also helpful for children when ingested in normal food quantities (found in a healthy diet). Although, it is not certain if lecithin supplements are safe for children. It is recommended to avoid giving children lecithin supplements without getting the nod of your child's healthcare professional.
Majority of the reported side effects of lecithin are disorders with the digestive system. These side effects may include:
Lecithin is obtained from either soy or egg. Hence, people allergic to egg or soy may witness allergic reactions to lecithin which includes:
It is tough to suggest accurate and effective dosage for lecithin. The ideal doses for lecithin have not been medically proclaimed yet.
As dietary supplements do not require any approved by the FDA, research on effective dosages for dietary supplements is seldom conducted. Hence only vague "trial and error" details are available in this regard. With lecithin, the source (soy or egg) can prominently affect the constitution of the supplement, resulting in further troubles suggesting a lecithin dosage.
One study conducted on the lecithin to catapult athletic performance facilitated a dose of 3.6 grams of lecithin two times regularly. In case of tardive dyskinesia (a movement disorder because of some medications), 20 to 50 grams of dose per day has been recommended in studies. To treat bipolar mania, a study facilitated 10 mg of lecithin thrice daily.
As different lecithin supplements have different quantities of active elements, it is suggested to follow the instructions mentioned on the label of your specific product.