Choline is a strongly basic compound occurring in living tissues and plays a very important role in the synthesis and transport of lipids. Choline is a water-soluble nutrient and it is usually grouped within the B-complex vitamins (A group of water-soluble vitamins including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, pyridoxine, folic acid, inositol, and vitamin B12 and occurring chiefly in yeast, liver, eggs, and some vegetables).
Membrane Structure: Choline is an essential nutrient in the production of phosphatidylcholine, one of the most important structural building blocks of a living cell. Its unique soap-like structure helps to keep the membrane fluid, yet mostly impermeable.
The "May" Benefits: These are some of the health benefits of Choline that needs further studies but there are some accounts wherein they claim Choline helped. That includes the following:
- May help memory problems associated with aging
- Prenatal use may lead to lifelong improvement of visuospatial memory in children born of the pregnancy
- Supplementation during infancy and childhood may lead to improved lifelong memory
- May reduce fatigue and increase vigor during strenuous exercise
- May help reduce levels of plasma homocysteine
Beef Liver - 350mg
Chicken Liver - 330mg
Hard-Boiled Egg - 230mg
Smoked Salmon - 220mg
Cooked Salmon - 91mg
Soy Protein Powder - 86mg
Tilapia - 83mg
Roasted Chicken - 79mg
Peanut Butter - 66mg
Almonds - 52mg
Brussel Sprouts - 41mg
Broccoli - 40mg
Cauliflower - 39mg
Choline supplementation (by vitamin manufacturers of supplement manufacturers) can be used in treatment of the following: liver disorders, hepatitis, glaucoma, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder and possibly other neurological disorders. Choline has also been observed to show a positive effect on those suffering from alcoholism.
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