choline

Functions
  • Brain and nerve function: crucial ingredient in cell membranes, production of neurotransmitter acetylcholine (with B1, B5, B6, C, Calcium and Zinc)
  • Fat metabolism and fat transport from the liver
  • Involved in homocysteine metabolism
Sources notes
  • Best sources egg yolk, beef, orange and cauliflower
  • Can be manufactured in body
Vegetable Sources Cauliflower; Potato; Lettuce; Tomato
Fruit Sources orange; grape juice; apple; banana
Nut and seed sources
Absorption and function notes
Deficiency factors Liver damage from fats trapped in liver
Toxicity

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

Bland, J., Costarella, L., Levin, B., Liska, D., Lukaczer, D., Schlitz, B., Schmidt, M., Lerman, R., Quinn, S., Jones, D. (2004). Clinical Nutrition: A Functional Approach, Second Edition. Gig Harbor, WA: The Institute for Functional Medicine.

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