***Lecithin is one of the special chemicals that easily crosses the blood-brain barrier.***
"It is believed that lecithin permeability is necessary for the metabolic processes that occur in all cells but also for the constant regeneration of the phospholipid-rich membranes of the brain." The choline-containing phospholipid is an abundant form of lecithin and vitally important for the biosynthesis of the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine, malfunctions of which are involved in:
Tardive dyskinesia: Dystone’s syndrome
Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome
Interestingly, it has been found in the treatment of these diseases that
Dietary lecithin is more effective than choline alone.
De-oiled lecithin is more effective than crude lecithin.
Improvement in the general health was observed: greater attentiveness, quicker reactions and better orientation were all observed with lecithin.