Choline

Choline is a very important compound found in both the human body and a majority of our common dietary sources. It is required for the synthesis of many vital compounds, including, acetylcholine, phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin. Choline also serves a methyl donor and is, therefore, an integral component in many biochemical reactions.


Choline's primary role exists as a precursor for the formation of other compounds in the body. This underscores its essentiality in human physiology. For example, choline is needed to produce Acetylcholine; a vital neurotransmitter that provides for a multitude of functions throughout the body, thereby making choline indispensable in neural functioning. Choline is also a component of phosphatidylcholine, (commonly referred to as lecithin). Phosphatidylcholine is part of the membrane of cells and also acts as an essential component of bile, aiding the solubilization of cholesterol.


As mentioned, choline is necessary for neurological function and is recommended in higher doses for pregnant women to ensure proper development of the nervous system in fetuses. Emerging research is also emphasizing choline's importance in cardiovascular and liver health, and may also play a role in cancer prevention. Because foods contain only trace amounts of free choline, supplementation of this nutrient may be critical for achieving enhancements in physiological functioning.



Products Containing Choline
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Gainers Fuel $18.62
 
(0)
$1.86 10 Twinlab
Giant Mega Mass 4000 $34.95
 
(2)
$3.50 10 Weider
Hair Formula 37 $49.99
 
(1)
$1.67 30 Hair Formula 37 Hair Loss
Myoplex Deluxe $99.99
 
(0)
$2.78 36 EAS
Myoplex Original $44.96
 
(0)
$1.07 42 EAS
Pro-MR $37.94
 
(0)
$1.90 20 CNP Professional
Super Vitamin Pak $12.67
 
(0)
$12.67 1 ISS
UltraMet $30.64
 
(0)
$1.53 20 Champion Nutrition

 

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