Energy & Fitness
Choline is an essential nutrient for fitness and energy and acts in multiple ways to keep the body’s systems working at their best. Here are some specific things that choline does in the body to improve athletic performance and provide the energy and focus needed to get through the day:
- Better Workout: Choline helps optimize Nitric Oxide (NO), a factor that helps provide more nutrients to muscles, resulting in a better pump and a more efficient workout.
- Competitive Edge: Choline maintains mind over muscle – it helps to maintain focus by sending messages to muscles more quickly. It also optimizes fine motor control and hand-eye coordination.
- Energy for Life: Choline works with the nutrient carnitine to make fat usable as energy and manages homocysteine to aid in maintaining uninhibited energy production. Through its management of homocysteine, choline keep other cellular energy systems firing on all cylinders.
Whether you’re an athlete, a fitness enthusiast or a weekend warrior looking to have the energy to do the things you love, choline can provide you with several benefits to help you be at your best. Unfortunately, most people (over 90%!) don’t get enough choline in their diets. Even worse, if choline sources are exhausted the body will pillage other key systems and organs. The bottom line is that maintaining choline at optimal levels in the body is critical to help maximize performance. Not getting enough choline can actually push performance below average.