CHOLINE AND INOSITOL – Best Nutrition products

CHOLINE AND INOSITOL

DESCRIPTION

Choline and inositol, members of the B-complex, are both found inside our bodies’ cell membranes. Choline increases the production of lecithin, which in turn emulsifies fats. It also helps to control cholesterol.

Inositol plays a role in the response of nerve impulses. Large amounts of inositol are found in men’s reproductive organs and semen. It may help prevent eczema, and has been shown to reduce irritability and stress levels. Although considered by some a B vitamin, inositol is not a true vitamin as our bodies can make a small amount of it.

Deficiency symptoms

Inadequate intake of choline and inositol may contribute to symptoms including mental fatigue and memory impairment, nervousness, eczema, increased blood pressure, and increased susceptibility to colds.

Therapeutic uses

Choline:

•     impaired resistance to infection

•     angina and thrombosis when taken as lecithin

Inositol:

•     nervousness and irritability

Those Who may need to supplement

•     those with eczema

•     individuals suffering from stress and tension

•     people with high cholesterol or “hardening of the arteries”

REQUIRED NUTRITIONAL INTAKE

It is recommended that approximately 500-1,000 mg of both choline and inositol be taken daily.

BEST FOOD SOURCES

Food           Choline (mg/100g)     Inositol (mg/100mg)

liver, dessicated          2,170                          1,100

heart, beef                     1,720                          1,600

liver                                   650                             340

beef, steak                       600                             260

brewer’s yeast                300                               50

nuts                                   220                             180

pulses                               120                             160

citrus fruits                        85                             210

bread, whole-meal          80                             100

bananas                              44                             120

SAFETY

Both choline and inositol are generally safe to take, although very high doses (several grams per day) have been associated with depression.

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