Will Taking a Soy Lecithin and Omega 3 Lower Cholesterol?


Asked by Gabby

Taking A Soy Lecithin Supplement And Omega 3 Supplement Help Lower Your Cholesterol And Triglyceride

I'm asking because once my triglycerides level was high (219) and a friend who is a physical therapist recommended taking the supplements and I did. I had a blood test done like 4 weeks after starting them and they did go down, back to normal levels. No side effects, nothing. But now I'm just wondering if it's safe or not to take these supplements. Thanks in advance.


Hi Gabby,

Congratulations on lowering your cholesterol and triglycerides - great job!

I have not researched soy lecithin extensively, so I'm not going to address that supplement, but I will tell you that omega 3 is safe and recommended to reduce cholesterol levels. By supplementing omega 3 fatty acids you improve the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids in your diet. This is beneficial for reducing inflammation problems and heart disease risk.

If you would like to learn more about omega 3 fatty acids, I recommend checking out the following three articles - Get a Grip on Fatty Acids, Top 5 Omega 3 Sources to Lower Cholesterol, Omega 3's - How much to lower cholesterol?

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

The Heart of Health - Heart Health and Weight Loss Tips

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.