Choline is a water soluble, lipotropic B-Group Vitamin.
Choline’s lipotropic ability is to help catalyse the break down of fat during metabolism in the body.
It promotes and encourages the export of fat from the liver which is necessary for the maintenance of a healthy liver as well as burning the exported fat for additional energy. Choline assists the detoxification of the liver, liver function, gall bladder regulation and lecithin formation.
It is also essential for healthy nerves, transmission of nerve impulses from the brain to the central nervous system, mental health, and intelligence and may improve learning ability.
This vitamin is also important for healthy eyes may prevent glaucoma, prevent degeneration of adrenal glands and kidney, prevent obesity and improve athletic performance. Choline assists in cholesterol and fat metabolism, essential for cardiovascular health – reduces high blood pressure and heart Palpitations.
Choline prevents gallstones and arteriosclerosis.
Choline aids in hormone production with an important role in reproduction, sexual desire, sexual performance, pregnancy and fetal development.
Breast milk has high levels of choline. Research has found it is essential for pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects in infants. Low choline intake may cause elevated homocysteine levels which may raise the risk for preeclampsia, premature birth and very low birth weight.
People at risk of choline deficiency are alcoholics, endurance athletes, vegetarians and vegans.
Choline foods are a natural fat and cholesterol dissolver and assists in the digestion of all types of fatty foods.
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Antagonists: Alcohol, low protein diets, liver disease, exposure to toxins, drugs, caffeine.