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In the past few years, a growing number of health conscious consumers were looking for an allergen-free alternative to soy lecithin. Today, that alternative is available in form of sunflower lecithin.
Lekithos Inc. was founded in 2011 with the mission to provide premium quality sunflower lecithin to end consumers looking for a soy-free lecithin alternative.
Lekithos is the leading provider of sunflower lecithin.
Lecithin, also known as phosphatidylcholine, is a fat, or lipid, material found in the membranes of all living cells and functions to regulate the entry and exit of cellular nutrients. Sunflower lecithin has a favorable phospholipid profile over regular lecithin from soybeans*. Sunflower Lecithin is rich in Phosphatidylcholine (PC), Phosphatidylinositol (PI), Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid), which are considered beneficial to the brain and nervous system*.
Lecithin has shown positive effects in scientific studies on the following conditions*:
- Cognitive Disorders
- Helps Maintain Healthy Lipid Levels
- Choline Depletion
- Cardiovascular Health
- Improves Memory
- Stress-Related Disorders
- Nervous System Disorders
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) helps to process fats and to support cell membranes*. It is very high at birth, particularly in brain tissue, and declines over time as part of the normal aging process. Consuming dietary supplements high in PC aid the natural level in the cells and help minimize the age-related decline*.
Phosphatidylinositol (PI) is an important lipid abundant in brain tissue, and is present in all tissues and cell types. Phosphatidylinositol is usually the phospholipid with the smallest presence, however Lekithos Sunflower Lecithin has an equal amount of PC and PI.
Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) is usually the second most abundant phospholipid in animal and plant lipids, and is a key building block of membrane bilayers. It is found in nervous tissue such as the brain, nerves, neural tissue, and in the spinal cord.
Linoleic Acid (LA) is an Omega-6 essential polyunsaturated fatty acid, which is abundant in many vegetable oils such as sunflower oil. Linoleic Acid is vital to proper health and aids in wound healing*.