Choline is customary classified as a vitamin. It belongs to the family of water soluble B-vitamins. It was formerly known as the vitamin B4.

 Like other vitamins, it plays a significant role in nutrition, but its daily requirement seems to be hundreds of times greater than that of other vitamins.

Choline has three essential metabolic functions:

  • As a constituent of lecithin, it is important for the construction of the cellular membrane and for the transport of lipids from the liver thus preventing fat accumulation in that organ.

  • As a precursor in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, interacting in muscle control.

  • As a source of labile methyl groups, which are essential for numerous biological processes and therefore an important factor for healthy growth.
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