What are other benefits of Choline/ Cognizen?

Choline is recognized as a nutrient for fetal brain development and memory function. scientists are recognizing additional benefits associated with choline. This may include cardiovascular health and breast cancer prevention. Choline has been shown help reduce chronic inflammation, which is associated with heart disease risk. Studies are showing promise in addressing bone disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Research suggests that choline consumption is linked to reduced breast cancer risk. A study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that dietary choline is associated with a 24 percent reduced risk of breast cancer. Research shows women who consume higher amounts of diet choline are at a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Do any factors interfere with taking Choline?

Folate deficiency and alcohol intake can disrupt choline status. If you have folate issues or folate related issues please check with your Doctor.

How do other nutrients effect Choline?

Choline is part of a chemical cycle called the SAM cycle. Choline is closely linked to many other nutrients. This includes vitamins B-6, B-12 and folate, amino acids and other molecules. These chemical structures around the SAM cycle are dependent on folate. A folate deficiency may disrupt the SAM cycle balance thus effecting choline status.

Can I get to much Choline in my diet?

The average choline intake is 300 mg and may range from 100 to 1000 mg. The highest recommended amount is 3500 mg/a day. This amount exceeds what could normally be provided by food. Choline toxicity can occur with supplementation over the recommended dosage. This may result in increased salivation, fishy body odor, vomiting, decreased blood pressure and increased sweating.