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Lecithin: A key to a strong healthy liver

Lecithin: A key to a strong healthy liver | Mr Vitamins
Lecithin is a natural substance found in egg yolks, soy beans and sunflower seeds. Known for its unique property of being dissolvable in both water and fat, Lecithin is a source of the amine Choline, a protein necessary for healthy cell structure. Lecithin works by playing a critical role in the function of healthy cell membranes, the outer shell that encases each and every cell in our body.

Choline and your liver

Found in Lecithin as Phosphatidyl choline, Choline is involved as an important component in a number of cellular processes in your body, the most important of which is with your liver. One of your liver’s key roles in the body is to break down fat soluble toxins into water soluble, detoxified, easy to excrete anti-toxins. However, due to its role in supporting the breakdown of fats and cholesterol, the liver is known to hold onto some toxins leading to the destruction of liver cells. Phosphatidyl choline works in the liver to strengthen liver cells by making their outer membrane strong and resistant to the infiltration of toxins. This makes the nutrient valuable for those with toxic or damaged livers or those currently undergoing a detoxification program.

Cholesterol, your Liver and Lecithin

One of the biggest myths when it comes to cholesterol is that it only enters the body from a diet high in animal foods. The fact of the matter is that your liver also actually produces its own cholesterol due to its necessary role in acting as a key ingredient in the production of hormones and enzymes in your body. A great example of this is the role cholesterol plays in the development of both oestrogen and testosterone.

Nutr-Life Lecithin 1500mg High strengthMr Vitamins recommends

Blackmores Lecithin 1200mg

Made form non-GMO soy beans, Blackmores Lecithin 1200mg is a high strength phospholipid supplement important for the health and composition of the cellular membrane. By supporting fat metabolism, it helps maintain digestive and liver health. It may also assist in the maintenance of triglycerides and cholesterol within normal range in healthy individuals and improve the good to bad cholesterol ratios. Find out more about Nutra-Life Lecithin here