Don't eat egg - Lecithin Suppliments?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 20, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Hi all, my understanding is that lecithin is good for processing and moving fat (mainly for weight loss) and is mainly found in eggs.

I don't eat eggs at all and wondered if it was worth supplementing with Lecithin. If so, what are the problems, if any, of using Soy based product?



on January 20, 2012
at 10:40 PM

Lecithin seems ok to supplement with, but be careful to avoid other forms of choline: http://www.westonaprice.org/blogs/cmasterjohn/2011/04/13/does-dietary-choline-contribute-to-heart-disease/

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on January 20, 2012
at 10:01 PM

A couple companies (including Now Foods) make a Sunflower Lecithin supplement for those with soy problems. In this case, it's a seed product instead of a legume product, but from a few questions on PH about sunflower oil, sunflower seems more acceptable than some of the alternatives ... anything beyond that is going to be dependent on how your body responds to either soy based or sunflower based products ...



on January 20, 2012
at 09:57 PM

I buy sunflower lecithin from www.bluemountainorganics.com (where I also buy my sprouted nuts... omg mac nuts!!!). There is a 15% off code right now: FB2011 (for liking them on FB). Anyway, I use it to thicken some recipes, sometimes I just eat a small spoon of it, and I am pretty sure it is organic. Maybe give it a shot see if it makes you feel better or changes something for you? I do also eat eggs so I wouldn't know about the lack of eggs.



on March 17, 2012
at 06:44 AM

Just eat some liver.

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