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Lecithin Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Lecithin is virtually nontoxic in acute oral studies, short-term oral studies, and subchronic dermal studies in animals.
    - Int J Toxicol 2001;20 Suppl 1:21-45 -- Final report on the safety assessment of Lecithin and Hydrogenated Lecithin. -- Fiume Z.

  • High intakes of lecithin or choline produce acute gastrointestinal distress, sweating, salivation, and anorexia. Development of depression or supersensitivity of dopamine receptors and disturbance of the cholinergic-dopaminergic-serotinergic balance is a concern with prolonged, repeated intakes of large amounts of lecithin.
    - Fed Proc 1982 Dec;41(14):3015-21 -- Effects of consumption of choline and lecithin on neurological and cardiovascular systems. -- Wood JL, Allison RG.

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