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Choline is very important in controlling the buildup of fat and cholesterol in the body. It prevents fat from accumulating in the liver and facilitates the movement of fats in the cells. Choline is also used to make acetylcholine which is needed for normal muscle function. Furthermore, choline helps to regulate the kidneys, liver and gallbladder. Choline is actually generated in the body by your intestinal bacteria.
3D picture of Choline

Different forms or alternative names for Choline:

Good sources of Choline are:
egg yolks
wheat germ

Deficiency of Choline may cause:
hardening of the arteries
heart problems
high blood pressure
hemorrhaging kidneys
cirrhosis and fatty degeneration of the liver

Adequate Intake (AI) for Choline:
children 1-3 yrs 200 mg
children 4-8 yrs 250 mg
children 9-13 yrs 375 mg
Males 14-70+ yrs 550 mg
Females 14-70+ yrs 425 mg
Pregnancy 19-50 yrs 450 mg
Lactation 19-50 yrs 450 mg

For further information on nutrients RDA see our complete list for recommended dietary allowance.

Nutrition Facts

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