- CholineCholinergic SupplementMemoryBrain HealthCognition
How It Works:
Top Choline Products* ❯View User Ratings* ❯*Affiliate LinksOVERVIEW: Choline is an essential brain nutrient related to B-complex vitamins. It is consumed in the diet and synthesized in the body by the liver. READ MORE...USED FOR: Memory, Focus, Brain Health, Mood, Depression, Lucid Dreaming, Liver Health, NAFLD.MECHANISM: Increases choline availability in the brain needed to synthesize acetylcholine. READ MORE...DOSAGE: 250mg to 1,000mg per day; Taken once daily with food.SIDE EFFECTS: Likely safe when used orally and at appropriate dosages. High doses may cause low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, salivation, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia, dizziness (vertigo), sweating, insomnia, and headache. READ MORE...INTERACTIONS: Atropine; No Known Supplement Interactions.RELATED SUPPLEMENTS: Alpha GPC, Citicoline, Phosphatidylcholine, DMAE, Lecithin, Centrophenoxine, Phosphatidylserine, UridineTop Choline Supplements
- Supports memory and synaptic plasticity
- Raises acetylcholine levels
- Promotes brain health and focus
What might cause a sensitivity or poor reaction to supplemental choline?
Personal sensitivities can arise from allergies to the compound or intolerance related to digestive issues. Users may also be sensitive to one form of choline supplement and not sensitive to another based on the formulation and any additives present. There is research that shows Choline Bitartrate is metabolized by gut flora to a greater degree than supplemental forms like Alpha GPC or Citicoline. This processing has been associated with an increased likelihood of diarrhea from using Choline in the Bitartrate form.
I have high stimulant tolerance and stack amp citrate with caffiene and higenamine in large doses I have started to get headaches which is new for me I’ve always used lots of stimulants in my pre workout going all the way back to late 90s…..I started taking choline bitirate and it helps I have to take almost 2 grams a dose couple times a day is this safe
2 Grams a day is safe – the upper tolerable intake limit is 3,500 mg/day for adults. However, you may want to try Alpha GPC or Citicoline since they provide a higher concentration of free choline and are usually more effective at eliminating headaches.
Is the alpha gpc ok to take if pregnant or nursing? I’m only 30 and have noticed a major difference in my memory. ..so looking for something to 3help and still safe while I nurse.
Alpha GPC is sometimes used as a pre-natal supplement and choline in general is viewed as safe for pregnant and nursing mothers. It’s actually one of the nutrients you are supposed to consume more of if you are pregnant or nursing. It’s important to check with your doctor first though to make sure that you are getting the right dosage.
Is there any contraindications using choline bitartrate with metabolic disorders like acute porphyrias?
According to eHealthMe, “there is no Acute intermittent porphyria reported by people who take Choline bitartrate yet.” However, I would talk to your doctor to get their okay before using this or any other supplement.
I’ve been taking alpha gpc for about a month. Despite eating eggs and broccoli every day, I must still absorb Choline poorly because I really REALLY notice a difference only an hour after taking it. More than any other nootropic I’ve tried. I don’t need much. I take one pill, sometimes even half of one (now food brand is the one I’ve choosen only because it was the first result on amazon, not for any specific reason). and I don’t even take it every day, but on work days when I feel a little sluggish in the morning.
It is really the only life changing nootropic I’ve used so far.
I currently have a slightly elevated creatinine level 1.7 – 1.9 for the last several years, generally stabilized. Am anticipating taking a form of choline, 450mg daily to assist in blood flow and resultant increased brain activity.
Will choline have any harmful effect on my creatinine levels? thx, jc