Choline & Inositol
Choline and inositol are both grouped with the water soluble B complex vitamins. They are found together as primary components of cell membrane structure and function.
Choline and inositol are both grouped with the water soluble B complex vitamins. They are found together as primary components of cell membrane structure and function, and particularly of lecithin, the substance that breaks down fats in the liver, regulating cholesterol levels. Lecithin also protects the brain and prevents oxidation of cells.
Choline and inositol are important nutrients in weight management.
Choline is an essential component of acetylcholine, a vital neurotransmitter in both the central and peripheral nervous systems of the body. It supports memory and learning processes in the brain.
Inositol also has a critical role in neurotransmitter function, modulating serotonin activity. Low levels can lead to depression. Together, choline and inositol help manage stress by creating a calming effect on the body through the autonomic nervous system.
Choline & Inositol Benefits
Choline and inositol, as part of the vitamin B complex, support cellular membrane integrity, healthy nervous system function and good mental health, liver and gallbladder function and weight management.
Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) including infertility, weight gain and high cholesterol levels, can improve with choline and inositol supplementation. They may help prevent arteriosclerosis. Studies on inositol supplementation in cases of bulimia, panic disorder, OCD, agoraphobia, unipolar and bipolar depression have all shown encouraging results
Choline & Inositol Side Effects and Contraindications
Choline and inositol should always be taken in conjunction with a B complex supplement, as all the B group vitamins need to be present in the correct ratio for optimal effect. Safe when used as directed with a vitamin B complex supplement. High doses of choline or inositol should only be used in consultation with your health practitioner.