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Vitamin Choline - Food Sources and Deficiency Symptoms
Choline is also known as amanitine, is an indispensable for a number of fundamental processes in the body. It is an active constituent of lecithin. Choline is a water soluble member of the Vitamin B complex. It is synthesized in the liver.
Choline isn't a B vitamin, but it is often included in the B-vitamin family because it does work closely with other B vitamins, especially folic acid and cobalamin, to process fat and keep the heart and brain healthy.
Choline i.e. trimethyl ethanolamine is a kind of colorless, viscous and strongly alkaline liquid with slight savour of fish. Choline reacts on acids to form stable crystalline salts, which have a strong hygroscopic nature and sends forth an offensive odour of amine after absorbing CO2.
The most commonly used form of choline is choline chloride, an additive for commercial application.
Functions Of Vitamin Choline:
The main functions of vitamin choline are as:-
Deficiency of choline:
A deficiency of choline may lead to liver disease, raised cholesterol levels, high blood pressure as well as kidney problems. Choline deficiency may also manifest itself in the inability to digest fats, stunted growth and fatty buildup in the liver.
Deficiency symptoms of Choline include
Sources of Choline:
The main sources of choline vitamin are as:-
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