Sunflower lecithin is made by dehydrating a sunflower and separating it into three parts: oil, gum, and solids. The lecithin comes from the gum.
Lecithin is essential to your body. Sunflower lecithin is rich in choline and other essential fatty acids such as phosphatidylinositol (say that three times fast!), and some people take it as a supplement.
Lecithin supplements have been shown to help with acne and improving liver function. Some also use it for improving cholesterol levels, arthritis, and high blood pressure.