Have you heard the one about the alcoholic baboons who took soy lecithin to prevent cirrhosis of the liver?
This study showed that when taken off the lecithin, there were no protective effects and the baboons developed cirrhosis! The work indicated that lecithin carries fat into the blood and assists in its metabolism, rather than depositing it in liver where it sits. This work was done in the 70’s and 80’s, conducted by the Bronx Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
In the latest issue of Food Technology magazine, Liz Sloan lists choline as a “hot nutritional ingredient for 2013”
A primary source of choline in our diet is derived from csonsuming lecithin. For more information about how to incorporate choline or a nutrient content claim for choline into your product, please contact your favorite SPI Group sales rep!