Choline Bitartrate is a hydrogen tartrate form of Choline – an essential nutritent involved in many body functions. Choline Bitartrate is an organic compound, classifed as a water-soluble essential nutrient, and is usually grouped within the Vitamin B complex. Choline is needed for the proper transmission of nerve impulse from the brain through the central nervous system.
What it is
Often referred to as a “super nutrient” for the liver and brain, Choline is able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and go directly into brain cells to produce acetylcholine, a chemical that aids memory. It may aid in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other age-related memory loss. It aids in hormone production and is important in controlling fat and cholesterol build-up in the body. Choline emulsifies (breaks down) cholesterol so that it doesn't settle on artery walls or in the gallbladder. It has been used for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis and the metabolism of homocysteine. Choline helps eliminate poisons and drugs from your system by aiding the liver and has been used to treat liver damage caused by alcoholism.
What it does
Growing evidence now suggests that dietary choline is very importantfor the prevention of many pathologic conditions, and has been used asa dietary supplement for the purpose of treating or preventing severalhuman diseases including arteriosclerosis and certain deficiencies ofbrain function and memory.
Choline has also been shown to beessential for proper brain development in infants and children. Infact, supplementation of animal diets with choline or lecithin atparticular times of brain development has been shown to permanentlyincrease cognitive function. Lower levels of acetylcholine areassociated with memory loss and learning difficulties that occur inaging brains. In one experiment, university students improved testscores after taking supplemental choline.
- Proper functioning of the liver
- Helps in the metabolism of fat and protein
- Essential for growth
- Helps to prevent elevation of cholesterol therefore preventing atherosclerosis and thrombosis
- May alleviate dyskinesia
- Prevents accumulation of fats in the liver, preventing development of cirrhosis and degerative changes in the kidneys
- Helps the transmission of impulses
- Assists in normal functioning of muscle
- Improves brain function, especially memory among elderly people
Choline can be found in liver, muscle meats,beans, peas, eggs, and more. However often we can lack in this nutrient when our diet sources aren't sufficient, therefore supplementation can sometimes be essential.
Adequate intake for adults is between 425 to 550 milligrams daily.