Choline and Inositol are considered both members of the B-complex of vitamins and can give you some great health benefits. Both work together to form lecithin in your body, which is needed for healthy membranes in all living cells in the body. Some great health benefits obtained are better Increased memory function, a calming effect on the central nervous system, possible cancer prevention, better heart health, better muscle tone, better hair growth. Also inositol might play a role in preventing hair loss and general baldness, reduce anxiety, help with insomnia and possible even prevent dementia.
Choline and inositol are very important nutrients for your brain development. Choline is responsible for memory function and learning. Studies show that choline can improve your memory and may prevent dementia and age-related memory loss diseases as Alzheimer’s.
Several studies have shown that women with a high intake of choline have a much lower risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers found that phytic acid, a plant source of inositol, actually has anti-cancer properties which could explain why high-fiber, vegetable rich diets are good at preventing cancer.
Both choline and inositol play a big role in our bodies heart health. Choline can lower levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which is a marker of tissue damage and is recognized as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Higher intakes of choline is also recognized as reduced levels of chronic inflammation, a factor in heart disease. Inositol helps reduce your blood cholesterol levels and helps synthesize phospholipids, which helps your body to better utilize fat. Inositol also helps to prevent the oxidation of low density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is a factor of hardening of the arteries.
Choline and inositol can be taken in combination together or individually. They do seem to function better when taken together and is recommended to do so. Choline food sources include egg yolk, lentils soy, nuts, organ meats, cauliflower, oats and flax seeds. Inositol food sources include brown rice, beans, peas, beef brain, heart, raisins, grapefruit and blackstrap molasses.
Bodybuilders or any person who exercises and wants to help burn off more body fat, or to just help lose weight, will also benefit from supplementing your diet with Choline and Inositol.
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