Dietary Phospholipids From Sunflower Lecithin
What is Sunflower Lecithin?
Lecithin is a fatty substance that contains dietary phospholipids and can be found in several plants. So, while lecithin is not unique to sunflowers, the special cocktail of dietary phospholipids sunflower lecithin contains, is unlike anything found in other plants. Sunflower lecithin was chosen as the source of dietary phospholipids in AstaMatrix®, not only because of its unique nutrient blend but because it comes from a natural, soy-free and egg-free, plant source that contains no animal by-products.
Phospholipids: Essential Nutrients for Life
Phospholipids like phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylserine, are essential nutrients that help make up the building blocks of all of your cells. Specifically, your body uses phospholipids to create, repair, and strengthen its cellular membranes and also to maintain their flexibility and integrity. Like other essential nutrients, phospholipids need to be continuously replenished through dietary sources, so that all of your cells can stay functioning at their best.
Phospholipids ‘Pack and Ship’ Nutrients
The phospholipids in AstaMatrix®also form the basis of its cutting-edge lipid delivery system, in which the phospholipids package and then transport the fatty acids, astaxanthin and delta-tocotrienol directly into your cells, in an ultra-absorbable form. The lipid delivery system in AstaMatrix® also helps to ensure that the nutrients in the formula are able to target the organs and tissues where they are needed most, like your brain, heart, joints, and even your skin. Bottom line, the lipid delivery system found in AstaMatrix® allows its powerhouse nutrients to do what they do best, where they need to do it!
Nutrient Synergy Bonuses:
- Astaxanthin and delta-tocotrienol are fat-soluble nutrients, making them a little challenging for us to absorb, however, the phospholipids in AstaMatrix® can enhance the absorption of these nutrients by nearly 12 fold!
- Phospholipids from sunflower lecithin package and transport the fatty acids and antioxidant nutrients in AstaMatrix®in a way that fuses them directly into your cells!
- Replenishing the phospholipids in your cells is only half the battle. Since lipids, by nature, are prone to oxidation, they need to be protected. That’s why the synergistic antioxidant powerhouse duo of astaxanthin and delta-tocotrienol do just that!
Health Benefits of Phospholipids
As you can see, phospholipids are pretty amazing nutrients! However, they don’t just work to boost the absorbency and effectiveness of the other nutrients in AstaMatrix® but have some special health benefits of their own. Specifically, they help promote brain and nervous system health, cardiovascular health, and joint health!