Choline is for the body is a semi-essential nutrient. When there is no shortage of certain amino acid (particularly lysine and methionine) can be choline to a sufficient extent by the body.
It is necessary for the making of lecithin, and acetylcholine.
- The emulsifier lecithin has a grease regulating effect and prevents cholesterol from settling in the veins. Lecithin consists largely of phosphatidylcholine.
- The neurotransmitter acetylcholine is important for the momentum transfer in the nervous system. A lack of choline can cause muscle weakness or paralysis and a bad memory. It is one of the few organic materials which is able to pass through. The blood-brain barrier