Discovered in 1850, lecithin is a naturally occurring fatty substance found in foods like soybeans, whole grains, and egg yolks. In the body, lecithin, a type of lipid needed in every living cell, is broken down into choline, phosphate, glycerol, and fatty acids. Choline levels may be low in many individuals, particularly as the American diet includes fewer dairy products, meats, and eggs. Researchers believe choline is the key element in lecithin that helps the body. Choline is essential for cardiovascular health, brain function, and cellular membrane composition and repair. Essential fatty acids are found in every cell in the body and are necessary for proper growth and functioning of cells, muscles, nerves, and organs. These fatty acids produce prostaglandins, which are key to many functions in the body. Supportive but inconclusive research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.As a rich source of essential fatty acids, lecithin is very important because it helps the body utilize vitamins A, B, E, and K. It also naturally disperses fat and cholesterol into smaller particles, which help keep cholesterol from collecting on the arterial walls and keep food moving through the body efficiently. Lecithin aids in the absorption of thiamine by the liver and vitamin A by the intestine.
We can ship to virtually any address in the US. Note that there are restrictions on some products.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based upon the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight and dimensionally-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.
Our policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, unopened, and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
Any returns may be subject to a 10% restocking fee at our election.
Credit will be provided upon the physical receipt of the returned product. Please note that shipping charges are not refundable unless Rhea Manor Natural Market is found to have shipped the incorrect, or an expired item.
To view the entire returns policy, please visit our Shipping & Returns Policy page.