Choline is a nutrient that can be made by the body, but not everyone makes enough. Choline is part of cell membranes and is important for fat transport in the body and stimulus transmission in the brain, among other things.

Scientific evidence

Choline has several functions in the body:

  • Choline is part of cell membranes
  • Choline plays a role in the transport of fats in the body
  • Choline is important for a number of metabolic processes
  • Choline is required for the production of acetylcholine, a substance involved in stimulus transmission in the brain
Good for

Choline is very interesting for your liver.

Found in

Choline is found in egg, meat, fish, whole grain cereals, vegetables, fruits, fats, oils and breast milk. Newborn babies do not yet (sufficiently) produce this substance themselves. Therefore, it is also added to infant formula.

If choline is deficient, liver damage can occur. Too much choline can cause low blood pressure and unpleasant body odor.


Symptoms that occur with choline deficiency are fatty liver and liver and muscle damage.

Science in numbers

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Known for

Liver health