Choline and inositol are members of the B-complex family valued for their ability to break down fat and improve memory and brain function. Inositol is not a true vitamin because our bodies can make small amounts of it, but it is normally found in B-complex supplements because it works with choline.
Both vitamin helps to form lecithin, which helps to break fats into smaller particles that can be used in your body and controls cholesterol build-up. They also help to maintain cell membranes and are important in nourishing brain cells.
Choline is used in the production of accetylCholine, a chemical that transmits messages between the nerves and muscles, and is thought to improve memory, mood and athletic performance.
It also helps to cleanse your system by enabling the liver to eliminate toxins more effectively.
Both help keep your body and mind in good shape by breaking down fat and boosting brain power.
* Memory problems
* High blood pressure
* Frequent coughs and colds
Weight control - By breaking down fat and preventing it from forming deposits, both vitamin are considered valuable slimming aids.
Stress - Because of their positive effect on the nervous system, they can reduce stress levels make you feel calmer.
How to take the supplement
Although there is no RDA, most B-complex supplements contain 100mg each vitamin. Nutritionist considers a daily intake of between and 1000mg to be beneficial. Heavy drinkers and women taking the contraceptive pill may need higher amounts of both of them; coffee drinkers need extra inositol.
These two vitamins are considered safe supplements, but high doses have thought to worsen depression.