Choline

There are many facts about vitamins and on these pages you can get the real skinny on choline and many others.

General:

• as a coenzyme utilizes the body’s fats and cholesterol

• metabolic functions are enhanced

• works with inositol as a core part of lecithin, an emulsifying agent that helps keep fats in solution in blood and body fluids

• it is synthesized by interaction of B12 and folic acid with methionine (an amino acid) – does this underline that you need a symphony of nutrients or what?

RDA

No RDA. AI is:

• Adults: Males 550 mg/day: Females 425 mg/day

• Teens: Males 550 mg/day; Females 400 mg/day

• Children: 1-4 years 200 mg/day; 4+ years 250 mg/day

Dosage by Supplements

• average diet estimated to contain 400-900 mg/day

• reasonable supplementation would be:

• Adults 100 mg/day

• Teens 45 mg/day

• Children (special form from soy)1-4 25 mg/day; 4+ 45 mg/day

Toxicity

• not known but avoid high dosages which are possibly implicated with depression

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