Choline Deficiency


Choline deficiency has been identified as a major contributor to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It is required to move fat out of your liver. Some scientists believe that this is due to people shunning egg yolks and organ meats which are both high in choline.

According to a study published in the journal Nutrients, only 8% of U.S. adults are getting enough choline — including only 8.5% of pregnant women. Among egg consumers, however, more than 57% meet the adequate intake levels for choline.

Choline also helps keep your cell membranes functioning properly, plays a role in nerve communications and prevents the buildup of homocysteine in your blood, which is good because elevated levels are linked to heart disease.

It also helps reduce chronic inflammation and enables your body to make the brain chemical acetylcholine, which is involved in storing memories. In pregnant women, choline helps prevent birth defects such as spina bifida, while also playing a role in your baby’s brain development.

I take a choline supplement because I can’t eat eggs very often. And my genetic testing showed that I don’t absorb it well. I like Phosphatidyl choline from Nutrilink - tel 0845 076 0402

If you want to find out if you absorb it well, you can take a genetic test.

Pippa Campbell