Soy lecithin has been teetering on the line of safety for years. However, unlike so many other additives, the possibility of dangerous diseases aren’t attached to its name.
Soy lecithin is a food additive that is used as an emulsifier, antioxidant, and flavor protector.
Many claim that this substance can lead to allergies (due to the soy from which it is derived).
It is also a genetically modified product that uses toxic chemicals for its extraction.
Even though this can be an issue, it is easily avoided by buying a product that uses organic soy lecithin instead. As for allergies, when soy lecithin is extracted, the process should remove all of the soy particles, although some may be left.
If you are allergic to soy, it would be better to avoid it entirely. Other than that, some people believe that there are potential benefits to consuming soy lecithin.
So if you happen to see it on the ingredients list, there’s probably no need to worry.