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Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by javyn, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. why

    why Senior member

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    Soy lecithin is a fat, so it does not have phytoestrogen properties of soy protein or whole-soy foods.
    No, it's a phospholipid. I've not seen anything to suggest it doesn't contain phytoestrogens. In fact, I've always seen the opposite. Taking supplementary soy lecithin is stupid anyway considering it's used in every commerical emulsion on the supermarket shelf.
     


  2. shoreman1782

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    Hahahaha.

    Seriously, glad this is working for you, javyn, but anytime anyone touts the properties of some supplement/product for "removing toxins" my earholes close up.

    How do the detoxifying properties compare to those of my own mid-stream urine?



    Well, somebody had to say it.
     


  3. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Thanks. Chlorella has years of extensive research behind it though, mainly out of Japan where it has surpassed Vitamin C as the most popular supplement. It's detoxification properties stem from it's tough, fibrous cell wall and huge amount of chlorophyll, not really anything magical or anything.


    Oh and thanks for the heads up why. I've taken lots of soy my whole life and it hasn't fucked me up too bad. Even had soy based formula as a baby due to allergies. *shrug. So much conflicting information on this kind of thing irritates me.
    I hope you're wrong though, I don't want to give up that great source of choline.
    I still don't know if I should remove the yolks of the eggs or not for instance.
     


  4. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I don't know why...

    I did a little googlellectual search on lecithin, it seems to be an extremely popular supplement with bodybuilders and porn stars (a la Peter North wannabes). I'll keep looking though. There are certainly other choline sources out there, but they are either 1) expensive or 2) contained in egg yolk.

    It also aids in the transport of omega 3 fats from the liver to the surrounding tissues where needed.
     


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    You have me sold.

    What do you think of greens plus? It has chlorella, spirulina, choline, wheat grass, bee pollen, gingsing, licorice root, acerola berry, green tea extract and a bunch of other stuff. It's a bit pricey but it seems like it would be an easy way to get everything in one go.
     


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    Also, what about Acai berries from Brazil? I've recently started getting after workout smoothies from Booster Juice with these berries in them. They're susposed to be very nutrient rich, contain omega fatty acids and also have a very high antioxidant value.
     


  7. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I've never tried greens plus but have read people raving about it during my algae obsession, I mean, research. It's a matter of preference I guess. I'd rather take them individually.
     


  8. why

    why Senior member

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    I don't know why... I did a little googlellectual search on lecithin, it seems to be an extremely popular supplement with bodybuilders and porn stars (a la Peter North wannabes). I'll keep looking though. There are certainly other choline sources out there, but they are either 1) expensive or 2) contained in egg yolk. It also aids in the transport of omega 3 fats from the liver to the surrounding tissues where needed.
    Lecithins are all emulsifiers. They bind water-soluble agents to fats. They're responsible for making mayonnaise not a big oily mess. Do an experiment: mix together some vinigarette dressing (or just water and oil). They separate. Put an egg yolk in there (or soy lecithin) and whisk. It'll no longer separate. That's because of the emulsifiying action of lecithins. The fact that emulsions are so common in everyday foods is why taking supplementary phospholipids is ridiculous. Hell, you can go to a lot of whole food markets and buy soy lecithin for like $5/lb. It's a commerical baking product. Anyone buying it as a supplement is wasting their money.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    So that's why you put the egg in caesar dressing!
     


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    Okay, why do I want 200% of a vitamin? Can't 100% work for me?

    Bioavailability.
     


  11. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Not to mention the FDA's recommendations are really, really out of date compared to current research.
     


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    This thread is increasing my vocabulary no end.
     


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    can you provide a link to which ones are good on luckyvitamin.com, there are so many options
     


  14. javyn

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    Ok. I use Jarrow brand chlorella, but that's b/c I think Jarrow is a good, reputable company. I'm sure there are others just as good, but anyway... I'll link the smaller containers first, I'd try them before you commit to a pound or kilo of the stuff. People either seem to love them or hate them. 3.5 ounces for $8.08 http://www.luckyvitamin.com/790011170020.html Best deal, 1 kilo for $46 http://www.luckyvitamin.com/790011170051.html Spirulina: Nutrex spirulina 5 ounces for 9.94 http://www.luckyvitamin.com/732894010239.html Nutrex 16 ounces for 29 http://www.luckyvitamin.com/732894010260.html Nutrex is pretty expensive though, although I haven't tried it, I will restock with NOW brand...MUCH cheaper. Probably not as good but hell, I'll just use more if that's the case. http://www.luckyvitamin.com/733739026903.html http://www.luckyvitamin.com/733739026910.html http://www.luckyvitamin.com/733739026941.html www.iherb.com carries all of these but at a slightly higher price. I'd check the site out though because they do have user reviews to help you decide what you want. herbalcom.com has spirulina for only 14 dollars a pound, but I haven't tried it and have no idea of the quality. I bought some French green clay mask powder from them, which was really good, and some Noni powder, which sucked. But I think Noni is a scam anyway. JMHO.
     


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    bentonite is supposedly more effective than french green clay ...

    Just sayin'
     


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