Soy Lecithin Supplements
Soy lecithin is extracted from soybean oil. This substance is mainly used as a food and drug additive, often as an emulsifier or stabilizer. However, it has also become popular as a dietary supplement. Soy lecithin supplements are claimed to be useful for many conditions, such as:
At this time, more research is needed to prove the effectiveness of soy lecithin for these and other uses.
When used as a food or medication additive, soy lecithin should not be expected to provide benefits or cause side effects. Some of the adverse reactions that have been reported when taking soy lecithin medicinally include:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Abdominal fullness
(Click Soy Lecithin for more information about this supplement, including details about how it is thought to work, warnings, and other potential side effects.)