What is Choline? Print E-mail
Written by Adrian Wozniak   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
 Common names
    * Choline is an organic compound, classified as a water-soluble essential nutrient and usually grouped within the Vitamin B complex.

Recommended Intake


    * Males ≥ 19 years: 550 mg/day
    * Females ≥ 19 years: 425 mg/day

What's Choline for?

    * Structural component of the phosphatidylcholine, which is essential for the structure of cell membranes
    * Involved in the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter
    * Serves as a precursor for betaine, which may be useful in preventing cardiovascular disease

Best Food sources


    * Dairy, eggs, peanuts, soya, liver, cauliflower, iceberg lettuce
 

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