FOOD SUPPLEMENTS: THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BODY
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CHOLINE 500 mg 1 to 3 + a day
Crucial for normal brain function and memory. Choline becomes changed at the ends of certain brain cell nerves to acetylcholine, a chemical messenger which is lacking in the brain of
Alzheimer's disease victims. Enhances the effect of vitamin E. Also participates in
metabolism of cholesterol and fat and is a chelator. Deficiency is related to cirrhosis of the
liver, hardening of arteries and Alzheimer's disease. Sources are eggs, 282 mg each, beef liver, 532 mg in 3.5 oz, beef steak, 69 mg in 3.5 oz, peanut butter, 28 mg in 1 oz, green leafy
vegetables, yeast, wheat germ, and lecithin. Should not be used by persons who are manic depressive. The phosphatidyl form of choline may be more readily used by the brain. Passwater (20) recommends 2000 mg of choline and 1000 mg of B-5 be taken by students just before an exam.
"In animals, the greater prenatal exposure to choline, the greater the effect on memory and learning. Those that received prenatal supplements clearly outperformed the others. This was
as good in old age as it was when they were young." C. Williams, Ph.D, Duke University, Durham, N.C. H. Swartzwelder, Ph.D. Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Durham N.C.
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