Nutritional supplements

Lecithin (E322)

Lecithin E322 - a dietary supplement of plant origin, a powerful antioxidant. If you translate the word "lekithos" from Greek, it means "egg yolk." The maximum amount of lecithin is found in yolks, as well as meat products, liver, peanuts, various types of vegetable oils, fruits and vegetables.

This substance can be found in the cells of the human body. With its lack, it is difficult for a person to cope with various diseases and ailments: fatigue, irritability, insomnia, depression, exhaustion of the nervous system, weakening of memory, constant inattention and others.

The emulsifier lecithin helps to create uniform emulsions that are used in many fields. Sunflower seeds and soybeans contain a maximum amount of E322. When refining vegetable oils, in particular soybean and sunflower, an industrial food additive is obtained.

Soya lecithin consists of: glycerin, fatty acids, phosphoric acid and choline. It is prepared from refined soybean oil with a minimum temperature effect (processing). The active substance is responsible for the integrity of cells in the body, the transport of metabolic products and metabolism.

Positive properties of lecithin

Before you include any of the nutritional supplements in your diet, you must clearly know about its positive and negative effects on the human body. The benefits of lecithin: it effectively fights against high cholesterol, is a means to prevent the onset and development of atherosclerosis, and promotes uniform absorption of fats. Eating a dietary supplement improves mental activity, memory, and helps fight depression and relieve stress. With psoriasis and neurodermatitis, it is imperative to eat foods that contain lecithins.

This substance consists of 50 percent of the liver and one third of the brain tissue. This is primarily a building material that helps regenerate damaged or diseased cells. Lecithins ensures full and uninterrupted operation of the brain and the entire nervous system

The use of lecithin is advisable in the treatment of neurosis and neuritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, with injuries and lesions of the nervous system, with physical and mental constant stress. Reviews about the food supplement are only positive, it is accepted by people who have suffered strokes in order to fully restore physical and mental health. It is extremely important for children and pregnant women to include the beneficial substance lecithins in their diet.

In women who use this dietary supplement, the course of labor will be less painful, and the baby will be healthy and strong.

Vitamins with lecithin have a positive effect on the formation of the brain and nervous system of the baby, which is still in the womb.

Vitamin complexes for adolescents are priceless, they improve the growth and development of the child, help to learn to concentrate and develop mental abilities.

The energy value of lecithin is 913 calories per 100 grams of product.

Lecithin composition
Composition100 grams contains:

The food supplement is useful for people of any age category: from babies to grandparents.

Lecithin contraindications

Fans of a healthy diet are cautious about nutritional supplements, so before you start using them, they will find out what the benefits and harms of active substances are. Emulsifier Harm:

  • with individual intolerance to lecithin, allergic reactions can occur;
  • a food supplement made from soy can bring both benefits and negative consequences, as it is made from genetically modified raw materials, and the effect of GMOs on the human body has always been negative and unpredictable.

When using E322 in small quantities, it is able to bring only a positive effect. In case of exacerbation of diseases (cholecystitis, pancreatitis), it is necessary to consult with the attending physician so that he takes into account the patient’s indications and allows the use of the supplement.

Lecithin in the food and non-food industry

Soy and sunflower lecithins perform essential functions in the preparation and storage of food. They are irreplaceable emulsifiers and antioxidants. As an emulsifier, E322 is found in margarine, bakery products, dairy products, confectionery and chocolate products.

The additive is widely used in the preparation of emulsions for the lubrication of metal molds and sheets in bakeries. The substance is an excellent antioxidant in food products. To keep the chocolate fresh longer, an emulsifier is also added.

In cosmetology, E322 can often be found due to its positive properties and beneficial effect on the skin.

Bakers and confectioners repeatedly say which lecithin is good and in demand, because it increases the shelf life of various products. Its most important property is the prevention of sticking of muffin to baking dishes.

The non-industrial sphere also needs lecithin because of its functional features. E322 is widely used to create dietary supplements. The active substance is used as a raw material for the production of solvents and paints. Lecithin feed animals, fertilize plants. It is very popular in medicine and cosmetology. They even make explosives and ink from it.

Instructions for use of lecithin

You can find this valuable nutritional supplement in the pharmacy; it is sold in special packaging: sometimes it is available in the form of capsules, sometimes as a soluble mixture. Instructions for use will help to independently choose an individual dosage, but it is better to use the recommendation of a doctor.

The recommended dose is 1-2 tablespoons per day. The substance is added to any non-hot food. Keep the emulsifier in a cool place inaccessible to children.

Dietary supplement instruction is something that should not be neglected in order to get the maximum benefit from the drug.

The recipe for a delicious cocktail with lecithin: you need to take 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of lecithin, 2 teaspoons of honey. Ingredients are for 1 serving. 3 teaspoons of milk are whipped with lecithin, then the remaining milk is boiled. Liquids should be cooled and combined with honey. A nutritious cocktail is ready.

Watch the video: What is Soy Lecithin? (November 2019).