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What Is Phosphocholine?

Phosphocholine 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.

Phosphocholine Phosphate

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

Phosphocholine is a phosphate of choline. Choline is a source of methyl groups needed in metabolism. Phosphocholine is the parent compound in the phosphocholine family. (source 🗗)

Phosphocholine In The Body

It appears that phosphocholine inhibits the uptake of other cholines competitively. (source 🗗)

Phosphocholine 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 phosphocholine, phosphatidylcholine, sphingomyelin, glycerophosphocholine, and free choline. (source 🗗)

Phosphocholine 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 phosphocholine.

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