Lecithin Granules - Non-Genetically Engineered Overview
Lecithin is an old-school superfood nutrient that gets more popular each year despite its long history of use as a supplement. Lecithin is actually a mixture of healthy fats and B-vitamins, and the nutrients in lecithin are especially good for brain and cardiovascular health. Because it's tasteless, lecithin mixes invisibly into protein and meal replacement shakes, which are usually low in fat by design. So lecithin granules are a great way to add back healthy fats to your shakes and your diet, and very inexpensively, too. Lecithin, whether from NOW Foods or any other brand, is one of those low-cost nutrients that really delivers a lot for your money.
Virtually all of the lecithin supplements on the market are derived from soy, and some of of that is from controversial GMO (genetically modified organism) soybean crops. Most lecithin users prefer non-GMO lecithin, but many lecithin labels don't address the issue, either, making it hard to find non-GMO products. Since lecithins are nutritionally equivalent, NOW Foods Non-Genetically Engineered Lecithin Granules have become the best-selling lecithin supplement largely because it assures them they're getting a non-GMO product.
Lecithin Granules - Non-Genetically Engineered Description from Now
Lecithin is a naturally occurring compound found in all cells in nature, plant and animal. It plays a major role in almost all biological processes - including nerve transmission, breathing and energy production. The word lecithin is taken from the Greek Lekithos, which means "egg yolk". A fitting name for this essential nutrient, for the egg is considered a symbol of life, strength and fertility. Lecithin is important for all of these biological functions and more. Our brain is approximately 30% Lecithin. The insulating myelin sheaths that protect the brain, spine and thousands of miles of nerves in in your body are almost two-thirds Lecithin. Lecithin is composed of many different components, including Choline, Inositol, Linoleic Acid, Phosphatidylserine, beneficial fatty acids and triglycerides. These valuable constituents of Lecithin are vital for the proper functioning of many metabolic processes.* NOW® Lecithin Granules are dervied entirely from Non-Genetically Engineered (Non-GE) soybeans that have been Identity Preserved (IP). This guarantees that the soybeans are from seedstock that has been certified as Non-GE.
|Serving Size: 10 grams|
Servings Per Container: 454
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Calories from Fat|
|Non-GE Soy Lecithin|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
As a dietary supplement, take 2 tablespoons daily, preferably with meals. Mix in juice or shakes, or sprinkle on food.