Finally some healthy fat! 😄
What is a phospholipid?
A phospholipid is a lipid containing a phosphoric acid group. It is naturally found in the cells of the human body.
There are several types of phospholipids, including:
- Phosphatidylcholine (including lecithin).
- Phosphatidic acid.
The first phospholipids were discovered in 1847 by the Frenchman Théodore Nicolas Gobley.
What are they for?
They play a role in many biological processes, including:
- Structure and function of cell membranes.
- Digestion of fats.
- Lipid and protein transport.
- Cell regeneration.
- Blood clotting.
What foods contain phospholipids?
They are found in the following foods:
- Liver of animals.
- Rapeseed oil.
- Sunflower oil.
- Whole grains.
Even if these lipids are present in sufficient quantities in a usual diet, supplementation may be necessary, especially for those who have difficulty assimilating them.
They are generally sold in capsule form, and are taken outside of meals, with water (ideally with lemon).
Do I need to take any?
I can use my felt sense to know if I need to supplement, always with the agreement of my doctor.
If I have a phospholipid deficiency, I may experience the following symptoms:
- Dry skin.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Heart problems.
Excess phospholipids are eliminated rather well by the body, provided that they are of sufficient quality.
Phospholipids contribute :
- To the proper functioning of liver cells.
- To the metabolism of lipids.
- To the regeneration of the liver.
However, they are not recommended in case of liver disease. They help to strengthen a healthy liver or one that is already being reconstituted:
- In the self-healing phase of the body, after having assimilated the messages of the disease.
- Following a liver detox.
- During the mutation of the body.
In addition to the liver, they are particularly appreciated by:
- The skin.
- The brain.
- The heart.
Phospholipids facilitate the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients, such as certain vitamins.
They also help cells to communicate with each other.
Their therapeutic effects combine particularly well with those of lemon.
When should I take phospholipids?
When my body tells me to!
The benefits of supplementation are currently underestimated. Their hepatic action should ensure them a bright future.