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Lecithin Granules Medication
Can i take lecithin granules, am 83 yrs female, take Synthroid (thyroxine) for un/act thyroid, have 70% blockage left carotid artery. No surgery for now.?
Should be ok: Lecithin is probably safe and is found as a food additive in many foods. As far as the 70% carotid stenosis surgery would usually be dependent on the presence is symptoms. But a vascular surgeon should make that determination. ...Read more
It is a fat: It is used for many purposes including those outside of medicine. It is used as a food additives to make sure ingredients stay mixed. It is used as a skin moisturizer. Health-wise it is used to address fat accumulation in the liver, memory issues such as in the case of various dementias, high cholesterol and skin issues. Unfortunately there isn't a lot of research in regards to its effectiveness ...Read more
Can't recommend it: This is widely promoted for mental illness, multiple sclerosis ("myelin contains lecithin"), and gallstones (which lecithin might help solubilize if you could get it into the bile; no recent papers). I ran a nih database search and was sorry to find no experiments or rationale for the brain-health claims. Ask your physician about other complementary medicines that might be right for you. ...Read more
Lecithin : No need of lecithin supplementation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: This is the big question that scientists have been pondering on for several years. There is some good evidence to show fish oils (or more specifically omega-3 oil) can improve learning and behaviour & lecithin helps the body digest and utilize the fats and oils that are critical in maintaining efficient brain and nerve function. but we need more scientific research on this area. ...Read more
4 wks pregnet.why is it bad to take soy lecithin if iam having a boy? What do estogen levels have anything to do with that? Is soy lecithin capsuls ok
Stay safe: avoid: No hard scientific evidence is available or known about the use of lecithin during pregnancy. Many would be very conservative and say to avoid supplementation during pregnancy. Discuss use of this and other supplements with your OB. I wouldn't worry about the soy intake and association with phytoestrogen-endocrine disruption. ...Read more
Big difference!: Lecithin is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues composed of phosphoric acid, choline, fatty acids, glycerol, and triglycerides. An example-spray on pam! soy protein is prtein derived from soy, and contains Amino Acids necessary for life! ...Read more
Soy lechitin: Soy lechitin is not recommended for kids with g6pd defiency. ...Read more
Probably not: We generally do not instruct patients with soy allergy to avoid soy lecithin. Processed soybean oil is considered safe in patients with soy allergy. No cure for food allergy is available. Strict avoidance of the food allergen is the only therapeutic option. There are some experimental strategies on the horizon, though, such as oral, sublingual, and subcutaneous immunotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started taking lecithin in chewable tablets one weeks ago. I notice my stools are light in color since then. Is this OK??
Lecithin supplements: lecithin supplements are touted on the Internet to have many purported benefits, although there is no scientific evidence that any of these are true. They specifically do not help produce weight-loss or improve memory. They are recommended, however, if you take niacin supplements. Lecithin can make the stool lighter in color, which is probably of no consequence. ...Read more
Is there a healthy, or at least not unhealthy, source of lecithin for stabilizing? I have a bad feeling about soy lecithin because of soy estrogens.
There is no known: medical benefit to taking lecithin in any form. What are you attempting to "stabilize". Lecithin won't do it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
When i'm using piracetam+lecithin for cognitive enhancement sometimes i experience deja vu. What does it mean, and is there a reason to be afraid?
No, don't be afraid.: They have used piracetam-lecithin for memory enhancement but i never heard of deja vu as a side-effect. Perhaps the deja vu are reminders of past memory that were triggered by the combination. If the deja vu interferes with your daily functioning i suggest you stop the drugs and see if this goes away. ...Read more
For 8-10 years, I supplemented with a high dosage of soy lecithin for its cholesterol-lowering and anti-atherogenic benefits. Recently this is not popular. Is it likely I did any damage? No symptoms.
No harm done: Soy products are healthy, yet there is always some controversy about all good nutrients , off and on. You should eat a healthy diet with ample amount of fruits, grains and veggies and avoid excess of animal fats. Top it up with more physical activity(walk daily) and you will not have to worry about taking any supplements!!. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Different people with g6pd deficiency are affected to a greater or lesser extent. Those who are very sensitive need to avoid all soy products completely. Better safe than sorry. See: http://g6pddeficiency.Org/wp/living-with-g6pd-deficiency/g6pd-deficiency-foods-to-avoid-list/#.Ugbotpi3uag. ...Read more
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