Super Lecithin is advertised to assist with four main health areas: high cholesterol, liver disease, gallstones (lumps or stones that develop in the gallbladder or bile duct) and cognitive functions such as memory and concentration.
The manufacturer, Thompson Nutrition Limited, is a company established in 1951 as New Zealand’s first health shop. Since then, the company has developed and successfully markets to this day more than 100 products: digestive and food supplements, essential fatty acids, herbal formulas, multi-vitamins, minerals and two exclusive lines of products designed for men and women specific health conditions and needs.
Super Lecithin is part of the digestive and foods supplement category and is recommended to adults who wish to prevent or treat liver and gallbladder problems, cholesterol issues or condition related to nerve dysfunction and memory loss.
Super Lecithin Ingredients
Super Lecithin includes the following ingredients: Soy Lecithin 1.2g equivalent Phosphatidylcholine (153mg), equivalent Phosphatidyl Inositol (86mg) and coconut oil.
Super Lecithin supplies high potency 1200mg Soy Lecithin, supplying not less than 60% phosphatides with approximately 14% Phosphatidylcholine. Lecithin generally refers to a phospholipid mixture of phosphatides, including Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidyl Inositol, Phosphatidylserine and Phosphatidyl ethanolamine and other substances such as fatty acids and carbohydrates. It is found in vegetable and animal sources, such as beef liver, steak, eggs, peanuts, cauliflower and oranges. Commercial production uses soybeans, egg yolk, or brain tissue as sources.
In relation to assisting liver and cholesterol problems, Lecithin seems to work to breakdown fat deposits and enhance cholesterol metabolism in the digestive system, thus keeping harmful substances in the bloodstream rather than accumulating on artery walls.
In relation to Lecithin’s cognitive protective properties, both Phosphatidylserine and Phosphatidylcholine have undergone serious clinical trials. Scientists concluded that Phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of cognitive decline in the elderly, whereas Phosphatidylcholine is believed to be a precursor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, involved in a number of cognitive functions such as memory and attention.
Super Lecithin is a low allergy formula free of corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, shellfish, wheat and yeast. Also, this is a vegetarian and vegan formulation and contains no artificial coloring, flavoring or preservatives.
There is a very small number of reviews available online, which report increased effectiveness and a fair price. The manufacture claims this is a side effects free formula, which is confirmed by consumer reviews. The recommended daily dosage is 1 capsule.
- Vegetarian and vegan formulation
- No allergenic ingredients – starch, yeast, corn, lactose, gluten etc, or artificial preservatives, colors and flavors
- Lecithin has been scientifically proven to help health conditions claimed by Super Lecithin
- Side effects free formula
- Small number of consumer reviews
- People allergic to soy (from which Lecithin is extracted) may feel digestive system discomfort
Super Lecithin includes soy extracted Lecithin with a high content of Phosphatidylcholine and Phosphatidyl Inositol. Given the many research studies and clinical trials for both Lecithin and for its main components (Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylserine and Phosphatidyl Inositol), it is safe to say that the product is likely to work. There are also consumer testimonials which validate Super Lecithin’s effectiveness and praise its fair price. However the small number of such testimonials makes it impossible for us to generalize and conclude towards its actual level of effectiveness in all claimed benefit areas.
The formula proves to be an excellent alternative for people with allergies (it’s a low allergy formula) and for vegans and vegetarians.
Still, it is our strong recommendation that you always seek specialized advice when deciding to use a dietary supplement, even one as safe as Super lecithin.