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What Is Sphingomyelin & What Foods Can I Find It In?

Sphingomyelin 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.

Choline is used in the synthesis of certain phospholipids, sphingomyelin, and phosphatidylcholine, and that are essential structural components of cell membranes.

Sphingomyelin In The Body

Sphingomyelin is a fat-soluble nutrient. (source )

Sphingomyelin is found in cell membranes and in the fatty sheath that envelops myelinated nerve fibers. (source )

Sphingomyelin are absorbed intact and finally distributed to tissues and other organs, including the brain and placenta. (source)

Different Cholines

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

Foods You Can Find Sphingomyelin In

You find Sphingomyelin mostly in egg, sausage and luncheon meat, poultry, and beef products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Whole Egg
  • Chorizo
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Ground Turkey
  • Italian Pork Sausage
  • Breakfast Beef Sausage
  • Cheese

Foods That Contain Sphingomyelin In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most Sphingomyelin we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain Sphingomyelin.

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co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




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Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.