PLEASE NOTE: This product is ON SALE due to an expiration date of May 31, 2014. We will be receiving another batch mid March with extended expiry. This is a great price if you go through it pretty quick!
Minimum 95% phosphatides obtained from sunflower seeds!
Lekithos deoiled sunflower lecithin powder 95 is an allergen-free alternative to conventional soy lecithin powder. It is made without the use of artificial preservatives, flavors, colors and carriers.
Deoiled sunflower lecithin is considered an excellent source of phosphatidylcholine; it is water dispersible and features increased functionality with a bland flavor. The most common applications are as a dietary supplement (intake as directed by your physician or health care provider), in baked goods, recipes for shakes, smoothies, Liposomal Vitamin C, sauces, spreads, dressings or any product requiring an emulsifier. This product is Non-GMO, allergen-free, soy-free, gluten-free* (* less-than 20 ppm) and certified vegan.
Ingredients: 100% Sunflower Lecithin
Benefits of Lecithin Powder Lekithos Sunflower Lecithin is a phospholipid based dietary supplement rich in Phosphatidylcholine (PC), Phosphatidylinositol (PI), Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid), which are considered beneficial to the brain and nervous system.
Sunflower lecithin has a favorable phospholipid profile over regular lecithin from soybeans.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) helps to process fats and to support cell membranes. It is very high at birth, particularly in brain tissue, and declines over time as part of the normal aging process.
Consuming dietary supplements high in PC aid the natural level in the cells and help minimize the age-related decline. Lekithos Sunflower Lecithin contains 210mg Phosphatidylcholine per serving.
Phosphatidylinositol (PI) is an important lipid abundant in brain tissue, and is present in all tissues and cell types. Phosphatidylinositol is usually the phospholipid with the smallest presence, however Lekithos Sunflower Lecithin has an equal amount of PC and PI. Lekithos Sunflower Lecithin contains 210mg Phosphatidylinositol per serving.
Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) is usually the second most abundant phospholipid in animal and plant lipids, and is a key building block of membrane bilayers. It is found in nervous tissue such as the brain, nerves, neural tissue, and in the spinal cord. Lekithos Sunflower Lecithin contains 100mg Phosphatidylethanolamine per serving.
Linoleic Acid (LA) is an Omega-6 essential polyunsaturated fatty acid, which is abundant in many vegetable oils such as sunflower oil. Linoleic Acid is vital to proper health and aids in wound healing*. Lekithos Sunflower Lecithin contains 880mg Linoleic Acid per serving.
Supports healthy brain function and nervous system Lecithin has shown positive effects in scientific studies on the following conditions:
Nervous System Disorders
Is this product organic? - The sunflowers used to make this product are certified organic, however the substrate that they use for the binding and drying process Gum Arabic is not. Gum Arabic is a natural substance created from hardened tree sap of the Acacia Tree. It has been used for many centuries in folk medicine as well as for food. The seed pods are highly nutritious and are widely recognized by many cultures as beneficial to health. Other uses for gum arabic include relief of coughs, mainly those caused by phlegm. The mucus membranes of the respiratory system are soothed by the effects of this plant's sap when made into a syrupy solution. The natural flavor is somewhat neutral, being neither overly sweet nor bitter. As such it is not noticeable in any of its commercial uses. Because this item is wild harvested and not commercially grown, it can not be certified organic.