Lecithin helps move fat and cholesterol through the blood so it doesn’t accumulate in arteries and contribute to heart and liver disease. It also helps maintain cellular function by allowing waste products to leave the cell and nutrients to enter it.
Lecithin can usually be found in sources such as soybeans, eggs, milk, marine sources, rapeseed, cottonseed, and sunflower. Lecithin contains essential fatty acids that the human body needs but can’t produce for itself. These fatty acids are important for maintaining cellular health, and they also help to support cognitive function, cardiovascular health, and eye health. Fatty acids also help maintain skin and hair health and typically have anti-inflammatory properties.