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What Is Phosphatidylcholine?

Phosphatidylcholine 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.

Phosphatidylcholine is an essential structural component of cell membranes.

Phosphatidylcholine Are Fat-Soluble

Phosphatidylcholine is a fat-soluble nutrient. (source 🗗)

Phosphatidylcholine In Your Body

Phosphatidylcholines are the most common phospholipids found in fat molecules in the body's choline. Phosphatidylcholine accounts for about 95% of total choline in tissues. (source 🗗)

Phosphatidylcholine are a major source for the production of in the body. (source 🗗)

Phosphatidylcholine is absorbed intact and finally distributed to tissues and other organs, including the brain and placenta. (source 🗗)

Different Cholines

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

Phosphatidylcholine 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 phosphatidylcholine.

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