- Choline is a precursor for acetylcholine.
- Available from natural sources.
- Available from synthetic sources.
Natural sources: cabbage, calf liver, cauliflower, egg yolk, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), kale, lentils, oatmeal, peanuts, soybeans, soy lecithin, wheat germ.
- Maintains cell membrane integrity.
- Choline is a component of lecithin, a structural component of cell walls.
- Acetylcholine functions as a neurotransmitter.
Possible Additional Benefits
- May prevent some diseases of the nervous system, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and tardive dyskinesia.
- May reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
- May reduce liver damage caused by alcoholism and hepatitis.
- May lower cholesterole level in human serum.
- Choline is involved in production of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine must be present in the body for proper function of the nervous system, including mood, behaviour, orientation, personality traits, judgement.
- The major source for choline is lecithin. It is used as a thickener in several foods, including mayonnaise, margarine, ice cream.
- Humans can synthesize choline from ethanolamine and methyl groups derived from methionine.
Capsules: Swallow whole with full glass of liquid. Don’t chew or crush. Take with of 1 to 1 1/2 hours after meals unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Don’t take if you are healthy.
Don’t take of you are healthy.
Don’t take more than 1 gram per day.
Signs and symptoms of overdose/toxicity
Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, “fishy” body odor.
Interaction with medicine, vitamins or minerals
Nicotinic acid (nicotinamide, vitamin B-3) decreases choline effectiveness.
Phenobarbital (used in sleeping pills) decreases choline absorbtion.