Lecithin is a nutrient that has many, many benefits including cholesterol support, energy production, fat emulsifying, memory/brain support, liver support, and the list goes on. One problem that exists is the question of how much to take… there are pills with 200 mg, 500 mg, 1,200 mg, and even the granules that are recommended at 6.5 grams (6,500 mg) per dose! Needless to say, it can get overwhelming.
One other problem that can arise with Lecithin is that it is typically derived from soy and there are is a percent of the population that is sensitive enough to soy where they would be limited to the 200-500 mg doses. For those who aren’t sensitive to soy, the 1,200 mg dose is one of the most popular dosages in the pill form, while the powder is a great option to get even more nutritional benefits. But which one should you choose?
Well, there’s a lot of personal preference involved in which one someone may choose. There are some that love the powder because it’s easy to mix into various foods and drinks, plus it has a taste that goes great with cereal. On the flip side, some people don’t care to mix powders into anything or have to drink the same “health drink” every day and would instead opt for the softgels. Either way, you’re getting the same great nutrient and the same overall effects, so either choice is a good choice.