Natural Remedies

Best Way to Take Lecithin?

Posted by Selena (Toronto) on 05/05/2021

Hi!

I have a question - how to take lecithin? I know many ppl are taking it in smoothies but I do not like the smoothies.

Should I take it with food? I have powdered sunflower lecictin.

Thank you!

Replied by Art
California
05/05/2021
857 posts

Hi Selena,

I take it by dumping my 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of Non-GMO lecithin granules in a glass and add 4 ounces of water or a juice I like and swallow it all down quickly before the granules start to mix with the liquid. I use lecithin granules because I have only seen studies showing that "soy lecithin" granules work to lower ldl and vldl cholesterol while also lowering triglycerides and raising hdl cholesterol. I have never seen a study that says that sunflower lecithin or egg yolk lecithin can do the same. Please let me know if sunflower lecithin lowers your cholesterol very significantly the way soy lecithin has done for me.

Art

Selena
Toronto
05/06/2021

Hi Art!

Thank you so much for your help and knowledge!

I will start lecithin mostly for my liver and gallbladder health but I will let you know about cholesterol numbers.

Kind regards,

Selena

Mama to Many
TN
05/06/2021

Dear Selena,

If you can eat oatmeal, it supposed to be very good for lowering cholesterol.

Years ago in college, I was eating homemade oat bran muffins every day. I had some bloodwork done just cuz and my cholesterol was super low. Now, perhaps that is just normal for me and I was young.

My husband's cholesterol was borderline high a year ago. His doctor recommended some supplements to try instead of statins.

He took CoQ10 and Fish oil and Hawthorne very, very faithfully for a solid year. Unfortunately, it only lowered his total cholesterol a tiny bit and the triglycerides were actually a bit higher.

Doctor still not overly concerned, so now my husband is just doing oatmeal for breakfast about 6 days a week. We are only a couple of months in so I have no results to report, but thought I would mention it. It is easy to use in conjunction with other remedies if it suits your diet and taste.

~Mama to Many~

Art
California
05/06/2021
857 posts

Selena,

From the people who have told me it is effective for them, they have told me that it takes them between 1 1/2 tablespoons up to 2 1/2 tablespoons of soy lecithin granules, depending on their weight.

Art