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Old 07-10-2018, 07:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone here take Sunflower Lecithin?


I know Dr Abram Hoffer and Prof Roger J. Williams suggested a vitamin protocol for alcoholics and recovering alcoholics, including L-glutamine etc, which I know people have found really useful.

As part of it, they suggested 2-5 tablespoons of Lecithin granules per day. I won't take Soy Lecithin, so I have bought sunflower Lecithin instead, but that only comes in capsules. The trouble is, I don't know how much to take.

Apparently, each tablespoon (7.5 grams) of lecithin granules contains about 1700mg of phosphatidylcholine.

I have NOW brand sunflower lecithin capsules, which is 2.4 grams per serving, but only containing 420mg phosphatidylcholine per serving.

I don't know whether to go by the lecithin or the phosphatidylcholine. I'm guessing that it would be the phosphatidylcholine. But then I'd be taking a dozen capsules 2-5 times a day!

Anyone else on sunflower lecithin and worked this out? I know I find it beneficial, but I'm just not sure how much I should be taking.

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It's best to get advice from your doctor before taking any supplement Stoprelapsing, site policy prohibits asking for or giving out medical advice to protect the safety of our members. Even OTC supplements can have potentially bad side effects.

Personal experiences are fine, but please remember that your experience may be completely different so please seek the proper advice first from a medical professional.
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OK sorry Scott, I thought it was more a mathematical question than anything. I thought I must have got something wrong in my calculations.

I did speak to my specialist on Monday (I have other conditions)and he's fine with me taking the supplements I am. I just forgot to ask about relative dosage and I'm not sure he'd know anyway!

I'll see if I can find out elsewhere. Sorry again.
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