Recommendations For Choline

Currently, 90 percent of the U.S. population currently does not consume adequate amounts of choline.

With the evolution of American eating patterns and changes in our diet, the consumption of the most choline-rich foods—liver, eggs and a variety of meats—has decreased. The resulting choline deficiency deprives us of significant health benefits. If you do not consume enough choline from foods in your diet, it will be helpful to use a choline dietary supplement.

How much choline is enough?

To derive the numerous health benefits offered by choline, the Adequate Intake (AI) level is 550 mg a day for men and 425 mg a day for women. For pregnant women, the AI level increases to 450 mg a day. For lactating women, the AI is 550 mg a day.

What is the best way to assure adequate consumption of choline?

Eating choline-rich foods and choline-fortified foods, and consuming choline supplements are the best way to make sure that you are getting enough choline. Choline deficiency deprives us of significant health benefits.