Lecithin 1200 is derived naturally from soybeans and is rich in the important nutrient phosphatidylcholine. This is needed by the body to maintain healthy cell membranes and to allow the breakdown of fats and cholesterol so they don’t accumulate on the artery walls. It also plays a role in healthy brain function. Lecithin provides support for a healthy cardiovascular system. Cholesterol support – Lecithin forms part of the cholesterol-carrying molecules in our blood. It keeps cholesterol and triglyceride fats in the blood stream instead of sticking to the artery walls. Lecithin has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and protect from oxidation as well as helping to prevent gall and kidney stones from forming. Liver support – Lecithin helps support fat metabolism in the liver and is necessary for detoxification functions. Phosphatidylcholine has been shown to help protect against alcohol-induced liver and maybe beneficial in liver problems such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. Brain and nervous system function – About 1/3 of the brain is composed of lecithin and it is also needed to make up the protective shealths surrounding the brain, spine and nerves. It is also needed to make acetylcholine, is a vital neurotransmitter for brain function, which can be deficient in neurological disorders.