Product Reviews
Take Action

Fight for Fair Finance

Tell the administration and Congress to stand up for the consumer watchdog that protects you from financial fraud and abuse.
Take Action
Why Do We Have Campaigns?
We're fighting to ensure you and your family can get a fair deal in the marketplace, especially on the choices that matter most: health care, privacy, automobiles, food, finances and more. Join our campaigns and together, we'll hold corporations and lawmakers accountable.

Should I take a supplement of choline?

Consumer Reports News: July 09, 2012 04:08 PM

Q. What is choline, and should I be taking a supplement of it?

A. It's a nutrient in the B-vitamin family that helps maintain the body's cell structures. It also has a role in nerve function, fetal development, and the removal of fat from the liver. The body needs sufficient choline to maintain healthy blood vessels and cardiac, liver, and muscle function. The recommended intake is 550 milligrams a day for men and 425 mg for women, which most people can easily reach from foods such as eggs, fish, peanuts, soy, wheat germ, and milk. With such abundant dietary sources, supplements usually are not necessary.

Get the scoop on vitamins and supplements.and check out our guide to more than 100 of the most commonly used supplements.

Consumer Reports

E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters! Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Health News


Cars Build & Buy Car Buying Service
Save thousands off MSRP with upfront dealer pricing information and a transparent car buying experience.

See your savings


Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more