Highly dosed choline supplement
Healthwell's Choline 500 is a highly dosed supplement that contains 500 mg of choline per serving. Choline is a B-vitamin-like substance that contributes to a normal lipid metabolism and to the normal function of the liver. Healthwell Choline 500 is vegan, which makes it suitable for everyone. One pack contains 120 capsules, which gives you 60 servings, and is to be taken daily before meals for the best effect.
- 500 mg choline
- Before meals
- For lipid metabolism
- Normal liver function
- Vegan-friendly capsules
Fat metabolism and liver health
Choline contributes to the body's normal lipid metabolism by helping to convert fats into the fatty acids the body needs. It also helps to form the substance lecithin, a fat-burning substance that allows fat to be transported to the place in the body where it is needed at that moment. Lecithin is also involved in transporting fat out of the body and can thus keep the fat storage in the liver at a healthy level. Choline also helps with the breaking down and absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K.
Choline can be found in meat, fish and eggs (mainly egg yolk). Organ meats such as liver and heart from e.g. beef is an excellent source. Plants such as legumes, root vegetables and leafy vegetables also contain choline, but in slightly smaller quantities.
The body produces some choline itself, but the rest we need to add via our diet. Choline deficiency can lead to impaired liver function and liver damage, including fatty liver disease. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends an intake of 400 mg of choline per day, while the US equivalent FDA recommends an intake of 550 mg daily. Healthwell's Choline 500 provides a high dose of 500 mg of choline per day.
Does choline have side effects?
At the recommended dosage, choline has no known side effects. Very high doses can lead to side effects such as nausea and diarrhoea. By following the recommended dosage instructions, any side effects can be avoided.