We have not found any evidence that soy or sunflower lecithin is unsafe. Sunflower lecithin is a wonderful source of phospholipids; it is not going to contain the same amounts of phytochemicals as a whole sunflower kernel. The same applies to high-quality soy lecithin and purified phospholipids extracted from soy lecithin – neither are going to contain the same amounts of the phytochemicals found in raw soybeans.
 Dr. Katherine Phillips of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University compiled a comprehensive paper that covers the range of phytochemicals found in sunflower kernels in her Final Report on the “Phytochemicals in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)” from April 2000. This paper can be downloaded from the National Sunflower Association at http://www.sunflowernsa.com/seed/sunflower-kernels-in-bakery-foods/phytochemicals-in-sunflower-kernel/.
Please note the Lypo-Spheric™ products are not intended to prevent, cure or treat any specific health condition or disease. If you are experiencing a health problem and are looking for a healthcare practitioner that is experienced with advanced, alternative medicine, we recommend visiting http://www.acam.org or http://www.riordanclinic.org.
While the Lypo-Spheric™ products contain well-researched nutrients that are taken by millions of people around the world, it is possible they could interfere with certain medications. For example, vitamin C in any form can lessen the blood-thinning effects of Coumadin or Warfarin. We urge anybody on either of these medications to supplement vitamin C and any other antioxidants under the guidance of their physicians only, so that the desired prolongation of prothrombin time can be achieved over time.
If you are on prescription medication, we recommend you consult your healthcare professional or pharmacist before taking any Lypo-Spheric™ supplements. We also recommend you consult your healthcare practitioner before taking Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA if you are taking glucose lowering medication, or receiving treatment for under-active or over-active thyroid.
1. Each Lypo-Spheric™ product is formulated with one goal in mind: to provide you with effective doses of nutrients without the use of binders, fillers, artificial colors or artificial flavors.
2. The nutrient-filled liposomes in each Lypo-Spheric™ product are small enough – and smart enough – to bypass the body’s restrictive nutrient transport system, and quickly pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. Within minutes of taking a Lypo-Spheric™ product, millions of liposomes will start to move from your bloodstream and into your cells – intact, and ready to work.
3. Our single-dose packaging protects the product from additional oxygen and moisture, which keeps your product fresh.
While we can’t share the exact details of every liposomal product, we can give you guidance on some basic things to look for when determining the quality of a liposomal supplement.
Lypo-Spheric™ supplements are encapsulated in liposomes. Although these tiny bubbles are impervious to digestive juices and protect their valuable contents from oxidative degradation, they can be damaged with heat or violent agitation
At LivOn Labs, we use highly purified phospholipids derived from soy lecithin. Virtually all of the anti-nutrients naturally found in soybeans, along with soy protein (which is of allergic concern to some individuals), are removed during the extraction process.
What remains is a high percentage of phospholipids like Phosphatidylcholine (PC), Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and Phosphatidylinositol (PI). The benefits of phospholipids found in lecithin have been well documented since the early 1900’s, and they far outweigh any potential risk associated with the ingestion of miniscule amounts of anti-nutrients naturally found in soy lecithin.  As defined by the Linus Pauling Institute, phytochemicals are chemicals produced by plants that are generally thought to affect health, but are not essential nutrients.
For more information on lecithin derived from soy, we recommend reading Secion II. C. of the FDA’s Guidance on Food Labeling, which can be found at http://www.fda.gov.