Twinlab's Choline Cocktail - Product Review  Hot

 
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Description


Twinlab's Choline Cocktail is a unique, high potency choline drink synergistically combined with the energy- and memory-enhancing properties of DMAE, ginkgo biloba extract, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and herbs. Choline and DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) are precursors of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetycholine is released in the brain and nerves of the muscles and plays a role in energy, memory, learning and muscle contractions.

Choline is a natural compound found in protein and fat-containing foods such as eggs, liver, soybeans and peanuts. DMAE is a chemical produced in the brain. Choline and DMAE supplementation can build levels of acetylcholine in the brain and enhance energy, memory and learning ability. Since acetylcholine also plays a role in muscle contractions, choline and DMAE supplementation can improve athletic performance and shorten recovery times.

Gingko biloba is derived from the ginkgo tree, one of the oldest living tree species, existing for more than 150 million years. Gingko biloba extract is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals (toxic molecules that cause damage to cells) associated with the development of degenerative diseases, heart disease, cancer and aging. This beneficial herb also supports brain and memory function and blood circulation.

Taking a supplement drink such as Twinlab's Choline Cocktail can boost your energy levels, improve physical performance and support healthy brain, memory and immune function.


Pros


Twinlab's innovative formula contains a potent blend of 18 powerful ingredients. Choline Cockail maximizes its potency with a diverse formulation of choline, DMAE, gingko biloba, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and herbs. Twinlab delivers these valuable nutrients in a convenient powder form. The powder is dissolved in water to create a pleasant drink containing all of the beneficial nutrients.


Studies have found that Choline Cocktail's nutrients have numerous benefits including:


  • Boosts energy
  • Promotes brain and memory health
  • Improves physical performance
  • Supports immunity

Cons


This supplement includes the herb guarana seed extract, a central nervous system stimulant that contains caffeine. Individuals that are sensitive to caffeine's stimulant effects should avoid taking Choline Cocktail. Furthermore, if you regularly drink coffee, Twinlab recommends taking Choline Cocktail in place of your morning coffee, not in addition to your coffee. This may be problem if you don't want to give up your morning cup of coffee.

Research on DMAE has been limited, without a conclusive position on the exact functions of DMAE. At this time there are no known side effects or symptoms of deficiency. More DMAE clinical studies are needed.

Individuals supplementing with large amounts of choline (over 1,000 mg daily) may experience a fishy body odor. Keep in mind that one serving of Choline Cocktail contains 1,500 mg of choline. With larger amounts of choline (several grams daily), certain people may experience abdominal discomfort, diarrhea or nausea.

Gingko biloba is considered safe with side effects rarely occurring. However, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, skin reactions, dizziness and bleeding complications have been reported with gingko use.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in Choline Cocktail including:
  • Anticonvulsant medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihypertensive drugs
  • Blood-thinning medications
  • Blood sugar lowering medications
  • Cyclosporine
  • Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine
  • Thiazide diuretics
  • Trazodone

Is it for you?

Are you an athlete or body builder? Do you wish to boost your energy, improve your memory or support your immunity? If so, Twinlab's Choline Cocktail may be for you. However, people with caffeine sensitivity should not supplement with Choline Cocktail.


Dosage and Directions

Add 4 tablespoons of Choline Cocktail to 8 fluid ounces of cold water. Stir and drink. It may also be mixed for 10 seconds in a blender with crushed ice. Take one serving in the morning in place of coffee. Do not exceed two servings per day. Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.




Choline Cocktail Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 9
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Biotin 300mcg 100%
Calories 130 *
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 1500mg
Chromium (as Picolinate) 100mcg 83%
Coenzyme Q10 15mg
DMAE 100mg
Folic Acid 400mcg 100%
Ginkgo Biloba Extract 60mg
Guarana (22% caffeine 750mg
L-Carnitine 100mg
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 20mg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium Pantothenate) 100mg 1000%
Riboflavin 1.9mg 112%
Sugars 7g
Thiamin (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 1.5mg 100%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%*
Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) 11000IU 220%
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 1000mcg 16667%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 2mg 100%
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 1000mg 16676%
Vitamin E (As Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 400IU 1333%
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Daily Value (DV) not established

Ingredients: Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Fructose, Citric Acid, Silica, Orange Flavor, Stevia Leaf Extract.


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