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Choline

Choline

Choline: Choline is a nutrient that is involved in many of the body's processes, including fat metabolism, nerve signal transmission, and nerve system function. Choline is available naturally in foods, such as organ meats, eggs, peas, legumes, grains, and green leafy vegetables. Choline is also available in supplements, often in the form of lecithin.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Choline

Adequate amounts of Choline are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Choline

Adequate amounts of Choline are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Choline

Excessive intake of Choline may involve the following risks:

  • Fishy body odor
  • Niemann-Pick disease
  • Anorexia
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Fish body odor
  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation before consulting with your healthcare practitioner
  • Do not use in children before consulting with your healthcare practitioner
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your physician and all your healthcare providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Choline

Choline: A basic constituent of lecithin that is found in many plants and animal organs. It is important as a precursor of acetylcholine, as a methyl donor in various metabolic processes, and in lipid metabolism.
Source: Diseases Database

Choline : essential nutrient that is part of the B-complex family of vitamins and is a constituent of lecithin; it is important as a precursor of acetylcholine, as a methyl donor in various metabolic processes, and in lipid metabolism; it also aids in hormone production and is needed for the proper transmission of nerve impulses, liver function and gallbladder regulation.
Source: CRISP

Choline: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Choline) include:

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