This is interesting. I take a tablespoon daily of salmon oil for the Omega 3s and the anti-inflammatory action. If I'm lucky, my body might be making the equivalent of lecithin......at least in terms of it s action in the methylation cycle?
I've put together my own vitamins, and I add 2 pic-mins a day (http://www.thorne.com/Products/Minerals/Multi_Minerals/prd~M243.jsp).
The purpose of the lecithin, or omega-3 fatty acids, or Smart Youthful Energy, or the powdered phospholipids is to help to repair the membranes in the cells that have been damaged by oxidative stress, especially the mitochondrial membranes. If a person can take the phospholipids in their final forms, it will save the cells from having to make them from scratch. But if a person can't tolerate them, then it is still possible to supply the essential fatty acids and rely on the cells to make their own phospholipids from them. (The essential fatty acids are the most vulnerable to damage from oxidative stress.) It just takes more energy and time to do it that way. Using the preformed phospholipids is intended to give the cells a boost and save them time and energy. Dr. Nicolson has reported very good results with the so-called "Lipid Replacement Therapy," using preformed phospholipids, and I would like to take advantage of that, but people will have to do what they can tolerate. So many people have reported that getting their energy back has been one of the slowest aspects of their recovery process, and I think that the damaged inner mitochondrial membranes may be a big part of the cause of that.
I hope that your cells are making good use of the salmon oil for making their own phospholipids.