The Surprising Benefits of Sunflower Lecithin

Resist Bars Ingredient Sunflower Lecithin, A Powerful Ingredient For Maintaining Blood Glucose Levels

Are you familiar with sunflower lecithin? Trust us, you're going to want to be! This supplement may have amazing benefits for cholesterol, insulin sensitivity, liver health, metabolism, and more!

What is Sunflower Lecithin?

Sunflower Lecithin is a popular dietary supplement best known for burning fat, improving insulin sensitivity, and keeping the liver in excellent condition to enhance metabolism (Zeisel 1991, Mehedint 2013, Lee 2014, Loguerico 2012). This is because it contains phospholipids, which help the liver clear extra fats efficiently and help the body maintain ideal blood glucose levels.

Lecithin also contains fatty acids that can activate gene-regulating receptors that play a major role in energy balance and metabolic function (Zhang 2009, Tyagi 2011). Some evidence even points to lecithin’s ability to improve the body’s resilience to stress (Hellhammer 2004).

Researchers discovered that lecithin can contribute to raising HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol in blood profiles (Eckel 1992). This is because lecithin contains linoleic acid, which emulsifies as well as breaks down fats (a process that naturally decreases as we age). This helps to remove the excess triglycerides, leading to reduced LDL levels, reduced risk of heart disease and improved blood vessel health (Mourad 2010).

The fatty acids and high levels of choline in Sunflower Lecithin help strengthen the brain along with the nervous system. Clinical research suggests that a diet rich in choline can lead to a sharper memory, overall conative performance, and may fight dementia symptoms (Poly 2011, Zeisel 2004). 

Lecithin’s emulsifying qualities contribute to a chain reaction that improves the mucus in your intestine, making the digestive process easier and protecting the delicate lining of your digestive system (Stremmel 2010, Stremmel 2013). This effect is helpful for people with ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, or any other digestive condition.

We do not use soy lecithin, but rather use sunflower lecithin, because we love the benefits of lecithin, but not the hormone disrupting issues of soy.