Soy Lecithin (phospholipds & PC)

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Soy Lecithin (phospholipds & PC)

Postby health4ni on Wed May 20, 2009 8:44 am

In a recent thread on ESN there was some concerns raised with Soy Lecithin. As someone who's researched Soy Lecithin, phospholipids and Phosphatidylcholine, I decided to contact one of the world's leading phospholipid experts; Parris M. Kidd.

Here's the email exchange:
health4ni wrote:Hi Doc Kidd

I recently read that when taking a soy based lecithin the following could happen:

"the methylamines formed after choline is eaten could be substrates for the formation of nitrosamines, which have marked carcinogenic activity."

What are your thoughts on this?
Is it best to avoid lecithin from soy? And thus use an egg produced lecithin?

Also, what are your thoughts on Citicoline?

Many thanks


Parris Kidd wrote:Hello Scott

The methylamines come only from bacterial metabolism of free choline, and not from soy lecithin.

Soy lecithin is very safe to take and has a better fatty acid profile than egg lecithin.

Citicoline has been heavily researched but has proven mediocre for stroke and virtually ineffective for dementia. It may have some future for treating glaucoma.

Best regards
Parris Kidd, PhD

So based on this I'll continue to use Soy Lecithin as a supplement.
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Re: Soy Lecithin (phospholipds & PC)

Postby Dtlv74 on Wed May 20, 2009 11:31 am

Thanks Scott that's good information.
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