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What Is Glycerophosphocholine?

Glycerophosphocholine is a member of the Choline family. It belongs to the choline phospholipids. Choline is a complex essential nutrient involved in several diverse body functions.

Glycerophosphocholine A Neurotransmitter

Glycerophosphocholine is a water-soluble nutrient. (source 🗗)

Glycerophosphocholine serves together with acetylcholine, as a primary neurotransmitter in the nervous system. (source 🗗)

Glycerophosphocholine is absorbed in the small intestine and finally is stored in the liver. (source 🗗)

Different Cholines

There are several different cholines, but the most common sources of choline in foods are glycerophosphocholine, phosphatidylcholine, sphingomyelin, phosphocholine, and free choline. (source 🗗)

Glycerophosphocholine In Foods

Foods that are particularly rich in choline are animal-based products, like meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and eggs. (source 🗗)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out glycerophosphocholine.

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