What are some lecithin health benefits?


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Lecithin is a supplement used in the treatment of certain neurological disorders, including dementia and Alzheimer’s, states WebMD. Patients with liver disease may also benefit from lecithin because it reduces the accumulation of fat, but evidence is inconclusive.

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Patients with neurological disorders benefit from a wide range of lecithin doses, from 1 to 35 grams a day. Lecithin naturally comes from beef products, eggs, peanuts and cauliflower, although most supplement companies derive their products from soybeans and egg yolk.

While it is mostly safe, taking lecithin sometimes leads to diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain, states WebMD. In addition to being a nutritional supplement, lecithin is also used in many eye medicines.

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