Lecithin is a naturally occurring fatty material found in plant and animal tissues. Lecithin is a compound made up of lipids including two essential phospholipids that contribute to the health of every tissue in the body: Phosphotidylserine and Phosphotidylcholine.
Lecithin is produced in the body by the liver, primarily to aid the breakdown of excess cholesterol and other fats. Phosphotidylserine supports brain health helping to maintain normal memory, concentration and mood. Phosphotidylcholine is a major constituent of all cell membrane tissue and it is also regarded as a restorative nutrient for the liver.
Lecithin has been recommended to combat recurrent plugged ducts. The usual recommended dosage for recurrent plugged ducts is 3600-4800 mg lecithin per day, or 1 capsule (1200 milligram) 3-4 times per day. After a week or two with no blockage, mom can reduce the dosage by one capsule. If there is no blockage within another 2 weeks she can reduce it again by one. Mom may need to continue taking 1-2 capsules per day if stopping the lecithin leads to additional plugged ducts.