Posted by Larry Hoover on March 28, 2005, at 10:24:47
In reply to Re: Lowering cortisol, posted by Lushkins on March 28, 2005, at 9:21:38
> You say that the soya lecithin has a dampening effect. This would be OK for me as my depression basically means very anxious, irritable and NEVER apathy low energy etc, infact its probabily the opposite, im full of energy which usually spoils over into anger, I don't know if this is related to hypomania of Bipolar or not, or if its just the depression phase as I am usally really happy at times. I already take fish oil, so hopefully this will work well with that.
> One question. What dose of the Soya lecithin should I take, the capsules I have are 520mg with 500mg phosphadites. Would 1 be therapeutic? The thing is I don't want to mess with things too much as I have increased the lamicatal not long ago and am still adjusting to it.
> Thanks for all the replies
Sorry to be seemingly evasive in my reply, but the dose you need is the dose that works.
Another consideration is the capsules may or may not contain all three phosphatides found in soya (the most common source). The definition for lecithin may be phosphatidylcholine (purified lecithin), or crude lecithin (with some phoshpatidylinositol and phosphatidylethanolamine). The stuff I use is lecithin granules. Little yellow nuggets, from the health food store. It is my belief that they are nothing more than crude lecithin mixed with a bit of soya flour, to give it all some consistency. They have a mild nutty flavor, and I sprinkle them in salad, eat them straight up (kind of gooey), or most often, blended in with other stuff in a smoothie. I probably use about four heaping teaspoons at a go, but sometimes more. It's one of my intuition supplements, i.e. I use them irregularly, but based on a sense that "it's time to have some".