Lecithin is a naturally occurring compound found in all cells in nature, plant and animal. It plays a major role in almost all biological processes - including nerve transmission, breathing and energy production. The word lecithin is taken from the Greek Lekithos, which means "egg yolk". A fitting name for this essential nutrient, for the egg is considered a symbol of life, strength and fertility. Lecithin is important for all of these biological functions and more. Our brain is approximately 30% Lecithin. The insulating myelin sheaths that protect the brain, spine and thousands of miles of nerves in in your body are almost two-thirds Lecithin. Lecithin is composed of many different components, including Choline, Inositol, Linoleic Acid, Phosphatidylserine, beneficial fatty acids and triglycerides. These valuable constituents of Lecithin are vital for the proper functioning of many metabolic processes.*
NOW® Lecithin Granules are dervied entirely from Non-Genetically Engineered (Non-GE) soybeans that have been Identity Preserved (IP). This guarantees that the soybeans are from seedstock that has been certified as Non-GE.
Amount Per Serving % Daily ValueServing Size 2 TBSP (10 g)
Servings per container 45
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 5.5 g 8%*
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%*
Polyunsaturated Fat ** 3 g †
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%*
Potassium 120 mg 3%
Non-GE Lecithin 10 g (10,000 mg) †
Phosphorus 300 mg 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Serving Size: 2 TBSP
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 tablespoons daily, preferably with meals. Mix in juice or shakes, or sprinkle on food.
Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: None. **Contains 2.3 g (2,300 mg) of Phosphatidylcholine and 1.4 g (1,400 mg) of Phosphatidylinositol per serving. Vegetarian Product