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Re: Phospholipids - eg., Lecithin
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Re: Phospholipids - eg., Lecithin

Memory and Mental Acuity

***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:

Huntington’s chorea
Friedreich’s ataxia
Tardive dyskinesia: Dystone’s syndrome
Alzheimer’s disease
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.

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