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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
Milk duct remedy: First discovered in egg yolks, lecithin is a slippery substance that lets oil and water mix. It's found in lots of foods. And it's added to foods (for example, to keep the cocoa powder and cocoa butter together in chocolate) and used in cooking sprays. It's also available as a supplement, often recommended for clogged milk ducts. Some swear by it. Not clear how well it works, but clear it is safe. ...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 ›
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
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 more
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 more
2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all, this means no favism? Don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?
About favism...: Surviving a meal of Nutella is not a test for favism (G6PD deficiency). The G6PD test is a simple blood test that any lab can do. The result is a percentage (for example: 20% would mean the person has only 20% of the G6PD that an average normal person has). If deficient, broad beans such as fava beans are a no-no. People may want to avoid other legumes and beans; some beans are worse than others. ...Read more
Girl, 6, allergic to nuts 40, 80 kua/l, soy 4, 62 kua/l and others. Should we avoid soy lecithin? What about food that "may contain traces of soy"?
Lecithin is safe.: Now for the "traces of soy" question: it all depends on the reaction that triggered the soy allergy discovery. If she had a severe reaction when she ate something which contained soy, then you have to be careful with those products. Be extra careful. They are warning you. Would you feed it to her if it said "this may poison your child." now, if her reactions were mild, see comment below. ...Read more
Pharmacy question: Most doctors cannot answer this. Recommend you speak to a pharmacist. ...Read more
Shaklee folic b-complex, lecithin & omega guard good for student? And will it have side effect like weight gain?
I would not see any problem.
What is your concern, if there is any? ...Read more
I have mastitis and my lactation consultant suggest lecithin. All I could find is lecithin with chromium picolinate. Is this ok to take?
I take risperidone. It has cognitive sideffects due to anticholinergic activity. What can I do to treat it? Will Alpha GPC, choline or lecithin help?
Dose of Risperdone: Important. See more anticholinergic side effects at doses greater than 1 mg. Parkinsonism above mg. Concomitant use of Ginko may worsen situation. Ginko has not shown to improve long term cogntive issues. One study in China with concomitant use of Risperdal has been completed but results are unavailable at this time. Another study looking at use of Risperdal with Ginko in autism showed no benefit. ...Read more
Is soy safe during pregnancy? Should I avoid anything with soy, like soybean oil, soy sauce, & soy lecithin? Read that estrogen in soy can affect baby
Soy is ok: Too much can be a problem like anything else. It is best to read labels and look for non gmo soy (90% is genetically engineered). Soy can have estrogenic affects. It is better to avoid if you know you have a boy. If youdo not know the sex, be sensible...Read labels and do not overdo. You do not need to avoid everything with soy. ...Read more
More research needed: A recent study showed that eating eggs, which are high in lecithin, leads to increased blood levels of tmao which increases risk of heart disease & stroke. Gut bacteria break lecithin down into tmao. However, this ignores other benefits of lecithin, such as improving blood lipids! Many studies have been done showing eating 1 egg a day does not increase risk of heart attack or stroke. See comment:. ...Read more