Bluebonnet Nutrition - Natural Soya Lecithin Granules - 12.7 oz. (360 g)
Bluebonnet Nutrition's Natural Soya Lecithin Granules are derived from 100% natural non-GMO soybeans. Bluebonnet Nutrition's Natural Soya Lecithin Granules provide a minimum of 95% phosphatides per serving - making Bluebonnet Nutrition's Natural Soya Lecithin Granules a great source of phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylethanolamine. Plus, Bluebonnet Nutrition's Natural Soya Lecithin Granules are also a good source of vitamins, minerals, and essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. Bluebonnet Nutrition's Natural Soya Lecithin Granules serve as an emulsifier for breaking down fat, as well as supporting brain and heart health.
- Minimum 95% Phosphatides
- Derived From Non-GMO Soy
- Easy-To-Mix Granule Form
Food Supplements & Soy Products
Food supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients or nutritious foods that have a specific physiological effect on the body. It has been mentioned that the American diet has increasingly become energy-rich but nutrient-poor; meaning basically that the foods eaten on a daily basis are not much more than empty calories. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that consumers replace some foods in their diets with more nutrient-dense options to help improve the nutrient-to-energy ratio. The terms energy-dense and nutrient-poor are commonly used to characterize foods perceived as unhealthy and to distinguish them from options that are more nutritious. Negative terms, such as junk foods or empty calories, are commonly used in antithesis to such descriptors as healthful or part of a complete, nutritious diet.
However, a review of the literature shows that the concept of a nutritious food is not based on any consistent standards or criteria. In many cases, healthful foods are defined by the absence of problematic ingredients (fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium) rather than by the presence of any beneficial nutrients they might contain, such as vitamins, minerals, green foods, high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) antioxidants, enzymes and healthful bacterium. Given the current dietary trends, eating nutrient-dense foods is an approach that can be considered a valuable tool for nutrition education and dietary guidance. By providing nutrient-dense options in the form of food supplements, seniors who have dentures, individuals recovering from trauma/surgery or even teenagers who are going through a growth spurt can obtain ideal nutrition even if the diet is less than optimal. Generally, food supplements are in specified potencies contained in a variety of dosage forms (powder, tablet, caplet, softgel or vegetable capsule).
Soy products, a subset of food supplements, have played an important role in the traditional diet of numerous cultures throughout the world for many centuries. Extracted from soybeans, soy provides vitamins, minerals and high-quality protein and is relatively low in fat, which makes soy an excellent and complete source of protein for human consumption. Soy products, such as lecithin, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylethanolamine, are also an excellent source of phospholipids, which are a major constituent of cell membranes and are important for the maintenance and repair of cellular structures. Phospholipids increase the communication between cells in the body by acting as natural emulsifiers (compounds that help keep fats suspended in a liquid environment), thereby, enhancing the cells' ability to communicate within the liquid environments of the blood and other cellular fluids.
Furthermore, soy is also a unique dietary source of many potent phytonutrients, one of which is called isoflavones. Several isoflavones found in soy are genistein, daidzein and glycitein. Isoflavones have a chemical structure that is not unlike the estrogen found in humans. Intake of isoflavones may help maintain hormonal health by binding to the same receptors estrogen utilizes. Isoflavones are also natural antioxidants. They neutralize harmful oxygen free radicals, thereby, maintaining healthy cells and tissues. Genistein, followed by daidzein, are the most potent antioxidants of the isoflavone family, as well as beneficial in helping to maintain bone, heart, prostate and women's hormonal health.
Nutrition to the Fifth Power
Bluebonnet Nutrition was founded in 1991 on the basic principle that they offer the cleanest, purest, most natural nutritional supplements offered exclusively through independent natural food retailers. Today, they are proud to say that they still honor this commitment and that their devotion is true and loyal.
The landscape of nutrition is changing rapidly. However, Bluebonnet Nutrition is not simply changing with it. They're leading the way. Since the launch of their company in the heart of Sugar Land, Texas, They've carefully sowed the seeds of success by their unwavering pledge to the five powers of Bluebonnet Nutrition: Nature, Science, Quality, Truth and Knowledge - one power for every petal of the Texas state flower from which they take their name.
A Family Affair
Bluebonnet Nutrition is a family-run, independent company similar to the independent natural product retailers they serve. The members of the Barrows family and the extended Bluebonnet family have been actively involved in the natural products industry for decades with the same business virtue of naturalness, purity, innovation, accessibility, integrity, loyalty and quality. They are driven by their close relationships with natural product retailers, who have knowledgeable staff to lead health-conscious consumers to those products that will specifically address their individual nutritional needs and health concerns. No other retail outlet can provide that level of service and expertise.
An Award-Winning Company
It was because of this commitment to the founding principals upon which the industry was founded that Bluebonnet Nutrition was awarded the first 'Manufacturer of the Year' by Vitamin Retailer in 2006. In fact, Vitamin Retailer Magazine sought input from leading natural product retailers asking them to identify companies in the industry that exemplified the following criteria: leadership, noteworthy/distinctive product line, innovative product development, high-quality manufacturing standards, strong relationship with retailers, community outreach, trade association involvement, reputation, company growth rate, and financial standing. This award acknowledges the strength in the partnership between Bluebonnet and the natural product retailers they serve with a loyalty to the industry that is unrivaled.
They've been honored once again by natural products retailers nationwide as one of the top two supplement lines to receive the coveted 2009 Natural Choice Award from Whole Foods Magazine. In addition, Bluebonnet was awarded the 2009 Best of Supplements Award from Better Nutrition under the heart health category for their Cellular Active? CoQ10 Ubiquinol products. This journey to the top has not been by accident but by design. As a company, they have carefully plotted a path that specifically meets the needs of this industry and their customers. And they are extraordinarily grateful for being acknowledged for that commitment, as well as their dedication to state-of-the-art manufacturing, the environment, ecological preservation, social responsibility, energy conservation, waste reduction and most importantly providing the industry with the highest quality, natural and pure, gluten-free, kosher supplements on the market.
An Unrivaled Quality Value
The fact that Bluebonnet has been recognized once again by their cherished retailers in light of all of the positive efforts happening on their end is reassuring and extraordinarily gratifying. If you are wondering how Bluebonnet has achieved the level of success over their short 20-year history, they believe there are a multitude of reasons. Whether it's selecting the best ingredients the Earth has to offer, or developing pure and unique, cutting-edge formulas based on science, or manufacturing and packaging to the highest eco-friendly and quality standards, or instituting "green" practices throughout their entire operations, or distributing to only natural food retailers, Bluebonnet Nutrition takes pride in every step of the process to guarantee that they deliver the most pure, potent, high-quality natural nutritional supplements available with as little impact on the environment as possible.
So as a consumer of Bluebonnet products, you can be assured that your choice is a wise one that packs the punch on natural quality and value. Your commitment to healthy living and intelligent nutritional choices has both short- and long-term health benefits. They are proud to be helping a generation of health-conscious consumers like you get even healthier, and they are grateful to you for making them an integral part of your daily healthcare regimen.