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Choline (Overview)

It's an essential nutrient that is abundant in the western diet, in fatty foods such as eggs and meats. In the body, choline is found in cell membranes, and is converted to acetylcholine - a neurotransmitter that is integral in processes such as muscle control and memory.


Choline (Overview)

It's an essential nutrient that is abundant in the western diet, in fatty foods such as eggs and meats. In the body, choline is found in cell membranes, and is converted to acetylcholine - a neurotransmitter that is integral in processes such as muscle control and memory.


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What can I eat on low choline diet?

What can I eat on low choline diet?

Wouldn't want to: Essential nutrient needed for nerve function, healthy liver, kidney, muscle function. Choline goes into all cell membranes. Found in liver, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts, cauliflower, grains, wheat germ, other. ...Read more

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How to meet your daily choline need?

How to meet your daily choline need?

Easy: Beef liver is really high. Other livers, chicken, lean meat, eggs, milk, soy, seeds nuts, cruciform veggies — here's a good link: http://www.livestrong.com/article/84483-foods-rich-choline/ ...Read more

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Is it bad to have choline in your body?

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Is it bad to have choline in your body?

Choline: Needed for cell membrane functions. Refer to my response above for details. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: choline?

Ammonium salt: It's an essential nutrient that is abundant in the western diet, in fatty foods such as eggs and meats. In the body, choline is found in cell membranes, and is converted to acetylcholine — a neurotransmitter that is integral in processes such as muscle control and memory. ...Read more

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I know lecithin contain choline — but how much?

It depends: Lecithin supplements contain varying amounts of choline. It depends on the specific brand of lecithin. ...Read more

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Is taking piracetam and choline combination okay?

Yes: No interactions were found in my search. Best wishes for a blessed holiday season. ...Read more

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What do you think of nootropics? Specifically choline

What do you think of nootropics? Specifically choline

Placebo: Placebo....If sounds too good to be true... Run, don't walk away lest you not have change to feed parking meter when you are ready to go home. ...Read more

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What are some choline supplements?

Choline names: Bitartre de Choline, Chlorure de Choline, Choline Bitartrate, Choline Chloride, Choline Citrate, Citrate de Choline, Colina, Facteur Lipotropique, Hydroxyde de Triméthylammonium (bêta-hydroxyéthyl), Intrachol, L-Choline, Lipotropic Factor, Methylated Phosphatidylethanolamine, (http://www.rxlist.com/choline/supplements.htm) ...Read more

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Is choline helpful in case of severe asthma? Dr oz recommends it

Choline: Choline is a b vitamin found in many foods including muscle meats and fruits & veggies. Research evidence does not show it prevents asthma attacks. This should only be used as a supplement under the direction of physician who knows your asthma well. It never hurts to eat a healthy diet. Folks eating a mediterranean style diet (without supplements) have better control of their asthma. ...Read more

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What does of piracetam can you take with choline citrate/bitrate?

What does of piracetam can you take with choline citrate/bitrate?

Piracetam is a: Derivative of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and may restore cell
membrane fluidity. CDP-choline activates biosynthesis of phospholipids in neuronal membranes, increases cerebral metabolism and increases noradrenaline and dopamine levels in the CNS. A source suggests 8:1 ratio so 4.8 g of Piracetam to 600 mg Choline. Best to consult experienced specialist. Best regards. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about piracetam dosing with choline citrate/bitrate?

Dietary supplements: Piracetam & choline are dietary supplements here in the States which means they're market with quite a bit of hype while manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness. If you're a rat, combination did great wonders in 1981 study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7301036. I couldn't much else that wasn't hype. Doesn't mean it doesn't work, just that I can't easily find evidence. ...Read more

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Can I use eggs as a choline supplement?

Yes, but...: The lecithin in egg yolks is a good source of choline — but there is also a lot of cholesterol in egg yolks, so I would not rely solely on eggs as a choline source. There are lots of other good food sources, such as chicken, cauliflower, soybeans, spinach, tofu, and many others. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on choline supplements? Specifically for focus

Not much: Acetylcholine (ach) is a neurotransmitter involved in learning and memory. It is unlikely that choline supplements will boost activity of this neurotransmitter system. There are medications that will do so but are usually reserved for people suffering from dementia. ...Read more

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What is the name of choline diet supplements?

What is the name of choline diet supplements?

There are several: Lecithin is one. Various oils such as those from seafood (shrimp and scallops are uniquely good for this as well as the more usual oily fish salmon and tuna).
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=50 ...Read more

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What amount choline should I take for lucid dreaming?

With "Dream work up": In my opinion lucid dreaming is part of sleep hygiene, such as good and timely comfortable sleep. Choline is an amino acid that also promotes acetylcholine, therefore enhancing the expression of REM sleep. It can be cheaply found as a Lecithin supplement, but is also present in some common foods such as bananas, onions, soybeans, potatoes and plantains. I am not sure there are ways to get a dose. ...Read more

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Are choline and vitamins that help with concentration?

Are choline and vitamins that help with concentration?

Perhaps: Choline is a precursor to acetylcholine. It is categorized with b vitamins which are essential as co-factors in the conversion of many neurotransmitters which affect concentration. One of the best supplements I have found to help with concentration/add is l-theanine as it blocks the key excitatory neurotransmitter and helps with focus. It has no upper limits of doseage and is safe to use in kids. ...Read more

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Could choline and inositol really help your penis grow?

Of course not: Some people will tell the most shameless lies to sell some cheap pills. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 17-year-old make to take cdp choline supplements in moderation?

Choline: It is possible that taking choline may cause prostate cancer, therefore it is not recommended ...Read more

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My penis is 7 1/2 inches long. Will choline and inositol help make grow much more?

My penis is 7 1/2 inches long. Will choline and inositol help make grow much more?

No: Your penis length is fine the way it is. No products that you purchase will enlarge it further. ...Read more

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For what reason was a burning sensation in the bloodstream felt immediately after adminestration of IV succinyl choline?

Combo ingredients: If you had IV succ choline, you may have also had other medicines, like diprivan sodium. One of the carrier molecules may have caused the feeling.

People with succ choline treatment are normally unconscious by the way. ...Read more

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I started taking montmorillonite clay and inositol with choline yesterday and had a visual migraine. Is there a connection?

I started taking montmorillonite clay and inositol with choline yesterday and had a visual migraine. Is there a connection?

It is possible: Migraine is a mystery. It can be triggered by many things. You must be aware of any new exposure that may have triggered your event. It is hard to be sure, but it seems reasonable to avoid further exposure if you think there is a connection. ...Read more

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My husband has fatty liver. Is choline useful in the treatment of fatty liver?

Maybe: Deficiency in choline, an essential nutrient, can worsen fatty liver. However, there are very few human trials looking at its use in the treatment of fatty liver. It is recommended that you take no more than 3.5 grams/day for choline. Higher doses have been associated with toxicity (sweating, vomiting, bad odor, dizziness, and others). ...Read more

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