My last redistribution day was really interesting – the round had been too difficult and I gave up early. I was expecting a really terrible redistribution day, so I took two additional capsules of Mercola’s liposomal vitamin C (which contains lecithin) and some extra magnesium.
Out of laziness, I took an additional 600 mg sunflower lecithin. In the past I’ve been very sensitive to lecithin, so I freeze the gel caps and cut them in half to reduce my doses. but on this day, I had run out of halves and was too lazy to cut more, so I took a whole gel cap instead of a half at dinner further raising my lecithin increase for the day.
My energy level was much higher than expected during the day and I attributed it to the additional lipo-C at first. But then, in the evening I realized I was much warmer than usual and had a strong case of muggy-head and dry lips. I realized I was experiencing all the signs of a methylation increase. That’s when I remembered that choline is a significant methyl donor. This is what the NIH says about it:
Humans ingest approximately 50 mmol of methyl groups per day; 60% of them are derived from choline. Transmethylation metabolic pathways closely interconnect choline, methionine, methyltetrahydrofolate (methyl-THF) and vitamins B-6 and B-12.
It seems I’m a bottomless pit for methyl groups – this really took me by surprise because I’ve been taking 800 mg of SAMe and around 2000 mg of lecithin daily for months.
For anyone interested in reading more about lecithin and choline, not only is it recommended by Dr. Cutler and Fred, it’s part of another protocol called Phospholipid Replacement Therapy. Coincidentally, there’s a thread evolving now on Phoenix rising about it. Apparently, you can buy fancy supplements for this but I suspect it’s just lecithin with some re-branding. Or maybe a combination of all the fatty acids I’m taking on the Cutler protocol.
Anyway, I’m trying to continue my lecithin increases and so far so good.