Soy Lecithin Side Effects

Soy Lecithin Powder E322 is a natural emulsifier obtained from the soy lecithin in liquid form. The product is a mixture of phospholipids. This product is often used in chocolate, cheese, margarine, and salad dressing. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.

What Is Soy Lecithin E322?

Soy Lecithin E322 is a yellow powder with a special odor. It is used as nutritional supplements for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis, fatty liver, high cholesterol, acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, neurasthenia, weight loss and anemia.

Possible Side Effects of Soy Lecithin E322

Soy Lecithin E322 is generally considered a safe ingredient. The side effects may

  1. Gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea

  2. Changes in weight (loss and gain)

  3. Loss of appetite

  4. Skin rashes

  5. Nausea, dizziness, vomiting and confusion

  6. Low blood pressure (which is just as dangerous as high blood pressure)

  7. Blurred vision and occasional fainting

GRAS Affirmation: Yes

Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Soy Lecithin E322 is considered safe by FDA.

Suggested Dosage


Special Populations Precaution

There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Soy Lecithin E322 populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Soy Lecithin E322.




Related Research

1. The immune enhancement of a novel soy lecithin/β-glucans based adjuvant on native Neospora caninum tachyzoite extract vaccine in mice. [Vaccine. 2012 Feb 1] Author: Mansilla FC, Franco-Mahecha OL, Lavoria MÁ, Moore DP, Giraldez AN, Iglesias ME, Wilda M, Capozzo AV.

2. Liposome encapsulated soy lecithin and cholesterol can efficiently replace chicken egg yolk in human semen cryopreservation medium. [Syst Biol Reprod Med. 2014 Jun] Author: Mutalik S, Salian SR, Avadhani K, Menon J, Joshi H, Hegde AR, Kumar P, Kalthur G, Adiga SK.

3. Liposomes for topical use: a physico-chemical comparison of vesicles prepared from egg or soy lecithin. [Sci Pharm. 2013 Jul 14] Author: Budai L, Kaszás N, Gróf P, Lenti K, Maghami K, Antal I, Klebovich I, Petrikovics I, Budai M.

4. Dose-dependent immunogenicity of a soluble Neospora caninum tachyzoite-extract vaccine formulated with a soy lecithin/β-glucan adjuvant in cattle. [Vet Parasitol. 2013 Oct 18] Author: Mansilla FC, Czepluch W, Malacari DA, Hecker YP, Bucafusco D, Franco-Mahecha OL, Moore DP, Capozzo AV.

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