Choline is an essential nutrient found in certain foods and is required by our bodies to be healthy and well.

Our bodies use it in cell membranes, it’s used to create the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and it’s used in a cycle related to Sam-e.

Acetylcholine plays a role in memory and muscles.  Sam-e is thought to help joint health and mood.

Choline is often lumped in with the B-vitamin group.  Choline helps brain development and actually helps prevent birth defects.  Along with folic acid.

Some studies have suggested that people simply aren’t getting enough choline in their diets.  One study said that 98% of postmenopausal women don’t get adequate amounts of choline in their diet.  98%??

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