Choline

Definition of Choline:

A lipotropic substance sometimes included in the vitamin B complex as essential for the metabolism of fats in the body.  Precursor to acetylcholine, a major neurotransmitter in the brain.  Choline prevents the deposition of fats in the liver and facilitates the movement of fats into the cells.  Deficiency leads to cirrhosis of the liver.

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Beet Leaf

...as a treatment
“The components in beet leaf tops include many of vitamins and minerals usually associated with green vegetables, and also high amounts of the lipotropic agents choline, inositol, and betaine...”

Body Odor

...the condition
“...Some individuals cannot metabolize foods containing large amounts of choline, such as eggs, fish, liver and legumes...”
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Broad Beans

...as a treatment
“...Rich in choline (part of acetylcholine), consuming broad beans can help to maintain the memory in Alzheimer's patients...”

DMAE

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Medical researchers have speculated that the means by which DMAE increases brain acetylcholine levels is by inhibiting choline metabolism in peripheral tissues, thereby allowing free choline to accumulate and subsequently enter the brain where it is converted to acetylcholine...”

Estrogen-balancing Medications

...as a treatment
“...Choline, inositol, and methionine, vitamin C and bioflavonoids have been used to assist in preventing and stopping bleeding from fibroids...”

Fatty Acids

...related topic
“...Important nutritional lipids include lecithin, choline, gamma-linoleic acid, and inositol...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...With B12, it assists in many amino acid conversions, such as the methylation of methionine, serine, histidine, and even the B vitamin choline...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
Choline deficiency is associated with cardiac symptoms and hypertension...”

Inositol

...as a treatment
“...Inositol works closely with choline as one of the primary components of the cell membrane...”
...related topic
“...It is thought that along with choline, inositol is necessary for the formation of lecithin within the body...”
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Lecithin

...related topic
“A mixture of phospholipids that is composed of fatty acids, glycerol, phosphorus, and choline or inositol...”

Lecithin / Choline

...as a treatment
“...Source: Choline, a lipotropic molecule and the major constituent of phosphatidylcholine, is also available by itself (without the "phosphatidyl" group) in foods and supplements...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support

...as a treatment
“...The nutrients glycine, glutamine, choline and inositol are also required for efficient phase two detoxification...”

Myasthenia Gravis

...recommendation Manganese
“...Manganese activates several enzyme systems and supports the utilization of vitamin C, E, choline, and other B-vitamins...”

Poor Memory

...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
“A report published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition claimed that poor memory could be significantly improved by the intake of foods containing a substance called choline...”
...recommendation Inositol
“Inositol and choline are B-vitamins necessary for memory, brain function and reducing stress...”

TMG (Trimethylglycine)

...as a treatment
“...Through methyl transfers, betaine is derived from choline and subsequent reactions convert betaine to dimethylglycine...”

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

...the condition
“...The other related substances include choline, inositol and para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)...”
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