skip to main content

Vitacost Soy Lecithin -- 1200 mg - 300 Softgels


Vitacost Soy Lecithin
  • Our price: $13.99

    $0.05 per serving

In stock
View Similar Products
  • +

Added to My List as a guest.

Your guest list will be saved temporarily during your shopping session.

Sign in to add items to your saved list(s).

1 item added to your list

Vitacost Soy Lecithin -- 1200 mg - 300 Softgels

Oops! Something went wrong and we were unable to process your request. Please try again.

Vitacost Soy Lecithin Description

Supports healthy cholesterol levels already within normal range.* Promotes healthy cognitive function.*

 


What is Soy lecithin?


Lecithin, which can be found in soy, eggs, organ meats and nuts, is a compound made of fatty acids and choline (also known as phosphatidylcholine). It’s found in cell membranes throughout the body. Lecithin also functions as a precursor of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and has been shown to have a positive effect on brain and memory functions.*

 

Phosphatidylcholine is the most abundant phospholipid component in cells, supporting many functions throughout the body, from the brain to the liver and gallbladder.* 

 


What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Soy Lecithin?

  • Supports healthy brain function.*
  • May support healthy lipid profiles when used in the 15 to 30 gram range.*
  • Supports healthy cholesterol levels already within normal range when used in the 10 to 35 gram range.*
  • Most people consume an average 3 to 6 grams of lecithin per day, whereas some studies indicate upward of 20 grams may be needed for positive effects.*


Vitacost® Soy Lecithin is a targeted wellness solution - just for you.

  • Supplies 1,200 mg of lecithin per softgel.
  • Each bottle contains 300 servings—a 10-month supply!
  • Great value compared to other brands.


Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About Vitacost® Brand
The search is over. Vitacost® Brand supplements are focused on helping you create a strong foundation with simple, transparent formulas that support – and easily fit into – your daily life. Whether it’s Everyday Essentials you’re looking for or Targeted Wellness support, Vitacost® Brand supplements offer the high-quality solution you need at the value price you deserve. We continuously look for ways to improve technology, processes and ingredients, so you feel confident about what you’re putting in your body or giving to your family. And it’s all right here, at Vitacost.com®.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-75°F [15°-24°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 300
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories10
Total Fat1 g1%†
Soy Lecithin1200 mg*
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, vegetable glycerin and water.
Contains: Soy.

Contains a bioengineered food ingredient.

Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

The product you receive may contain additional details or differ from what is shown on this page, or the product may have additional information revealed by partially peeling back the label. We recommend you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
View printable version Print Page

Stumped by Soy? The Pros, the Cons—and the Bottom Line

Not long ago, soy was tantamount to living in a rustic cabin and growing your own wheat. Meaning, of course, that it was believed to be reserved for the granola set—ecologically-conscious people who put the planet and their health before anything else.

But with the growing rise of vegan and vegetarian diets—as well as a collective turn towards eco-consciousness, the surging popularity of Japanese fare and the FDA’s claim that soy can reduce the risk of heart disease—soy went from chunks of tofu in the back of the health food store to what many thought was a dietary champion.

Variety of Soy Products Including Tofu , Soy Milk & Edamame on a Cutting Board | Vitacost.com/blog

At the onset, its own surge in popularity—from edamame and soy milk lattes to tofu burritos (even Chipotle now offers one)—made sense. A complete protein, soy is rich in a number of nutrients and serves as the perfect substitute on Meatless Mondays.

In recent years, however, soy has been decried as often as it’s been praised. Some tout its curative properties; others proclaim it has the opposite effect entirely. Amid all the controversy, the contemporary eater is rightfully baffled—should I or should I not soy? With these contradictions in mind, we’ve put together the lowdown on soy so that you can make an informed decision:

Pros

Soy—a legume native to East Asia that’s found in everything from miso soup to protein bars—contains essential amino acids and is, as mentioned, what’s deemed a

complete protein. Relatively low in calories and fat, it brims with potassium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin B6, selenium and copper—all vital building blocks to a healthy brain and body.

Its possible benefits are just as alluring. For one, the National Institutes of Health reports that it has the potential to diminish hot flashes in menopausal women, reduce the risk of fractures in post-menopausal women, and mitigate PMS symptoms in menstruating women. Meanwhile, the American Heart Association says that 50 grams of soy per day can improve one’s chances against the risk of cardiovascular disease and lower LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol.

Additionally, studies of Asian men report that they have a 30% reduced chance of prostate cancer than those who eat less soy (or no soy at all). And when it comes to eating pure soy products as a form of protein—such as tofu, edamame and whole soy milk—it’s a no-brainer. “Soy provides an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals—without the cholesterol and saturated fat found in meat,” says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE.

Cons

When soy first began receiving major attention, it was publicized as a panacea to a world of potential and existing health problems, from preventing cancer to thwarting osteoporosis. But as time went on, it also became clear that these uber-promising capacities were premature, if not misleading: Now, studies are presenting results that downplay the excitement suggested in preliminary findings—and even point to soy’s potential to create health problems.

Those 50 grams of soy products that one must consume to potentially reduce their risk of heart disease and lower their cholesterol is a boatload lot of soy, for example—as in eight 8-once glasses of soy milk or one and a half pounds of tofu, both of which would be a feat for any person. What’s more, studies on Asian populations tend to underemphasize the fact that these communities have been eating soy for much of their lives—not simply adding it into their diets in adulthood.

Further, soy contains isoflavones—and this is where much of the debate over soy rests. Isoflavones are a phytoestrogen that mimic estrogen in the body. Consumed in great quantities, they can disrupt the body’s natural hormonal balance and lead to critical issues, perhaps most importantly being that soy may “promote overexpression of breast cancer genes in some women,” says the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Eaten in excess and soy may even cause menstrual cycles to shut down, as well as block calcium from absorption through the inclusion of phytic acid, a compound found in plants, brans and cereals.

Bottom Line

Still perplexed? You’re not alone—and it’s easy to be persuaded by both sides. But what most agree on is that more research needs to be conducted before soy is revered or reviled. In the meantime, use common sense when it comes to soy.

Avoid fake meats, soy powders and energy bars that contain soy, and opt for it in its most organic state: tofu, edamame, soy milk and soy nuts. Above all, exercise moderation and aim for a diet that relies not on one possible superfood but a range of plant-based items—particularly those with proven value. (Apple, anyone?)

Vitacost is not responsible for the content provided in customer ratings and reviews. For more information, visit our Terms of Use.

Sign Up & Save

Get exclusive offers, free shipping events, expert health tips & more by signing up for our promotional emails.

  • Instant Online Service
  • 1-800-381-0759

    Monday-Friday 8am-9pm EST

    Saturday: 9:30am-6pm EST

    Sunday: Closed

Please enter a valid zip code
FLDC18
24667