The composition and properties of soy lecithin
Soy lecithin is produced from cleaned soybean oil at low temperatures. It contains oils, vitamins A, E , D, K, b vitamins, beneficial linolenic acid, Inositol, and various phospholipids, which are the basis of cell membranes of living organisms.
Thanks to this chemical composition of soy lecithin is involved in the nutrition of the cells of the brain, including in the transmission of nerve impulses, controls the level of cholesterol in the blood and the nervous system of the body. This substance also enhances the barrier function of the liver by increasing the antioxidant activity of some vitamins. Lecithin helps also in various skin diseases.
The use of soy lecithin
Soy lecithin has properties of emulsifier allows to obtain a stable emulsion by mixing oil and water. For this reason, it is widely used in the food industry: in the manufacture of various pasta, bakery and confectionery products, including chocolate. It is also added to mayonnaise and margarine.
Production of soy lecithin in Russia on an industrial scale has been established only in 2010. According to the manufacturers, produce it from domestic natural soy, which is GMO-free.
As a dietary Supplement, soy lecithin is widely used in medicine. It is prescribed for nervous system, cardiovascular and gynecological diseases, reduced immunity or chronic diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal tract.
Contraindications to the use of soy lecithin is its idiosyncrasy. However, before you add it to your diet, you should consult with your doctor.
It is useful to take for a speedy recovery after stroke, diseases of the joints, chronic pancreatitis or diabetes, because soy lecithin improves the functioning cells responsible for insulin production. It helps desintoxication of the body and improves memory. Especially useful it is for the child's body and can harm only in excessively large quantities.
Soy lecithin is also often prescribed for athletes or people engaged in increased physical activity. This is because during intense physical exercise, the lecithin produced by the body goes into the muscles, increasing their elasticity and endurance. And its content in nerve tissues decreases, which can cause nervous breakdowns, chronic fatigue syndrome or cerebral circulation.