Description: Lecithin contains phospholipids, including phosphatidylcholine, which may have hepatoprotective activity and is important for normal cellular membrane composition and repair. Phosphatidylcholine is thought to be the precursor for acetylcholine synthesis which is important for many brain functions including memory.


Absorption: Absorbed into the mucosal cells of the small intestine, mainly in the duodenum & upper jejunum.

Distribution: Distributed to the various tissues of the body. Some are incorporated into cell membranes.

Metabolism: Also metabolized to choline, fatty acids & glycerol.

Possibly Effective for:

Liver disease by reducing the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who are fed long-term through a needle in the vein (parenteral nutrition).


Possibly Ineffective for:

Gallbladder disease.


Likely Ineffective for:

Dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease or other causes.

Age-related memory impairment.

Head injury.


Insufficient Evidence for:


  • High cholesterol
  • Manic-depressive disorder
  • Dry skin, dermatitis
  • Athletic performance
  • Movement disorders (tardive dyskinesia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Eczema


Not enough is known about the use of lecithin during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use or consult your doctor regarding this matter.

Lecithin is LIKELY SAFE for most people. It can cause some side effects including diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, or fullness.





The appropriate dose of lecithin depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for lecithin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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