Used by the body to metabolize fat and protein, helps liver and gallbladder function, helps to manufacture lecithin, improves brain and memory function and helps in the manufacture of hormones.)
Choline is another B complex family member and acts as a fat emulsifier . It cooperates with inositol , another family member of B complex, processing lipids and cholesterol. Is one of the few substances capable of penetrating the so-called ” blood brain barrier ” which is designed to protect the brain sharp variation of the daily diet ; this vitamin seeps directly into brain cells which produce a substance that stimulates the memory. Not established a daily dose necessary, but it is estimated that an adult ordinary food contains between 500 and 900 mg . It seems that it can emulsify cholesterol, preventing it be deposit on artery walls or in the gallbladder .
What choline can do for you?
It controls cholesterol buildup . It also helps transmit nerve impulses , especially those with a role in the memory process . Through beneficial action on the liver , helps eliminate toxins from the body. Choline also has a soothing effect and helps in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Natural Sources of Choline
Egg yolk, brain, heart, liver, green leafy vegetables, yeast, wheat germ. In small amounts, choline is found in lecithin.
Liver and kidney damage due to fatty build-up, gastric ulcers, problems digesting fats and high blood pressure, and Alzheimer’s disease..
Effects of choline deficiency
- Increased risk of liver cancer;
- Deposits of fat in the liver;
- Deficiency of kidney function;
- Deficiencies in growth;
- Increased tension;
- Deficit in memory and learning processes;
Choline deficiency causes
- Chronic diseases: such as inflammatory diseases of the colon, arthritis increases the risk for choline deficiency;
- Alcohol: regular alcohol consumption reduces choline in the body;
- Digestive problems: at people who have a disease of the secretory glands of the stomach, choline deficiency may present;
- During pregnancy and breastfeeding is increased the choline need.
Large intravenous doses may cause skin rashes.
May cause abdominal discomfort, diarrhea or nausea.