After finding a choline nutritional deficiency worldwide in 2000 (Reference 1), the World Health Organization declared Choline an essential nutrient for human health.
A member of the family of B vitamins, Choline is therefore an essential nutrient for the proper functioning of the body, which means it must be obtained from food or supplements.
Phosphatidyl choline contains phosphorus, a very important element for the brain.
Among other things, choline can improve memory and can reduce cholesterol. Choline is sometimes administered to athletes to improove speed and reduce the effects of fatigue. But the most important action of choline is for liver health.
Although fatty liver is present in all overweight people, it can be found in all people on an inadequate diet by consuming carbohydrates, sweets and fats and too few foods containing lipotropic factors.
Since 1984, researchers have shown that they can induce liver cancer even just by a diet deficient in choline and methionine.
Moreover, since 1949, British researchers led by Dr. Best showed that liver damage from drinking alcohol or consuming excess sugar can be prevented by taking choline.
Choline and its functions
1. Fatty liver:
Choline helps to eliminate fat from the liver.
2. The integrity of the cell membrane and cell communication
Choline is also necessary to produce acetyl-choline and phosphatidylcholine which are structural components of the cellular membrane. Choline also has to contains phospholipids which are intramolecular precursor messenger molecules. For these functions it is required a form of phosphatidyl choline derived from phosphatidylcholine.
3. The transmission of nerve impulses
Choline is a precursor of acetyl-choline, an important neurotransmitter involved in muscle control, memory and many other functions. Choline is also a source of the methyl groups. Choline can be oxidized in the body to form a metabolite called “betaine”. Betaine is a major source of methyl groups (CH3) required for methylation reactions. By methylation of the blood homocysteine (a dangerous blood thickening agent) it is converted into methionine. High levels of homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Ingredients / capsule:
|phosphatidylcholine (1200 mg Phosphatidylcholine enriched with soy lecithin = Soy oil complex / Glycine hispida)
|capsule: gelatin, glycerin, purified water
Does not contain: dyes, preservatives or artificial sweeteners, dairy products, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeasts, corn, eggs, fish and sea products, salt, nuts.
Net weight e = 165,24 g
Recommended way of use for adults: 2-4 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner.
Warnings and precautions
- Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Contraindicated to people allergic to soy or any of the ingredients of the product.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose for daily consumption.
- Food supplements do not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
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