As we grow older, especially with weight gain, our system can become impaired by a buildup of bad fats. Choline & Inositol, two phospholipids related to the B-complex range, are an excellent help to control fats and promote liver health. They help make fats soluble and may accordingly help you deal better with them.Choline is also a vital part of the brain and muscle neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which generally is involved with maintaining alertness and drive, and Inositol also has a role in dissolving fats.
In their 2012 review, the EFSA Scientific Panel agreed on following claims for choline as a supplement:
Contribution to healthy lipid metabolism: Choline functions as a precursor of phospholipids, and Phosphatidylcholine is the predominant phospholipid in cell membranes. Choline plays a role in cholesterol transport and metabolism.”
Maintenance of healthy liver function: “Choline deficiency is associated with liver damage … and the development of fatty liver; the administration of dietary choline can reverse these effects.”
Contribution to normal homocysteine metabolism: “Choline depleted diets tend to increase plasma concentrations of homocysteine, … a human intervention study showed a significant decrease in plasma concentrations of homocysteine following choline administration, and … two observational studies supported the inverse association between dietary choline and blood concentrations of homocysteine.”