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Choline & Inositol
The substances choline and inositol are sometimes loosely classified as "B complex factors" but they are not in fact true vitamins because they can be made in the body.
Choline and inositol are stable.
There are no established RDA values for choline and inositol.
Recommendations for both are 1g daily in supplement form.
Choline and inositol may be used in supplement form to help emulsify dietary fats; people with fatty liver or atherosclerotic plaques may also benefit from supplementation.
Choline may be beneficial in patients with diseases related to impaired cholinergic transmission (ie, Alzheimer?s disease, memory impairment and ataxia) (1).
No toxic dose has been reported with inositol. Choline is also very safe, but at high levels it may cause a fishy smell through the Skin and on the breath.
There are no reported drug interactions or contra-indications for choline or inositol.
FOOD SOURCES - Choline
FOOD SOURCES - Inositol
1. "Handbook of Dietary Supplements", Pamela Mason, Blackwell Science, 1995.