Lypo-Spheric Lecithin and Phospholipids Questions
We have recently received a number of questions from our customers concerning the safety of lecithin and phospholipids derived from soy and sunflower kernels.
To help answer the questions we've received, we have put together the following FAQs. We hope that sharing this information with you will help answer any questions you or your customers may have.
Are there potential health risks associated with Phospholipids derived from soy?
Like many beans and grains, raw soybeans contain a variety of phytochemicals. There is research on both sides of the soy debate showing that these phytochemicals provide a variety of health benefits, as well as potential health risks under certain conditions. The phytochemicals associated with potential health risks are often referred to as anti-nutrients.
At LivOn Labs, we use highly purified phospholipids derived from soy lecithin. Virtually all of the anti-nutrients naturally found in soybeans, along with soy protein (which is of allergic concern to some individuals), are removed during the extraction process.
What remains is a high percentage of phospholipids like Phosphatidylcholine (PC), Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and Phosphatidylinositol (PI). The benefits of phospholipids found in lecithin have been well documented since the early 1900's, and they far outweigh any potential risk associated with the ingestion of miniscule amounts of anti-nutrients naturally found in soy lecithin.
Is Sunflower Lecithin Safer than Soy Lecithin?
Most of the phytochemicals in soybeans are also found in sunflower kernels, the source of sunflower lecithin. Like soybeans, sunflower kernels are well known to have protease inhibitors, phytates (phytic acid), saponins, isoflavones, oxalates and more.
We have not found any evidence that soy or sunflower lecithin is unsafe. Sunflower lecithin is a wonderful source of phospholipids; it is not going to contain the same amounts of phytochemicals as a whole sunflower kernel. The same applies to high-quality soy lecithin and purified phospholipids extracted from soy lecithin - neither are going to contain the same amounts of the phytochemicals found in raw soybeans.
Does LivOn Use Non-GMO Phospholipids from Soy Lecithin?
We source ingredients from all over the world so we can use high-potency, non-GMO ingredients from natural sources whenever possible. We now guarantee that our Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C and GSH is 100% non-GMO (GMO Free).
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