Prenatal & Infant Health
Do you know one thing that moms have in common with choline? They both do their best to ensure a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby. In fact, VitaCholine was the source of choline used in Cornell University studies which suggest that higher choline intake during pregnancy may help with:
- Stress Response: choline may ease the baby’s response to stress by its effect on the genes that control cortisol, the stress hormone.
- Better Pregnancy Outcomes: choline may improve placental function, and may be a nutritional strategy to address pregnancy disorders like preeclampsia.
- Enhanced Nutrient Synergies: choline helps to increase the availability of DHA to the developing embryo and fetus.
Recognition and awareness of choline is growing in the medical community. In fact, both the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have recently issued policy statements on the importance of choline for neurocognitive development,? Also, the most recent research from Dr. Caudill’s lab suggests that increased choline intake during pregnancy may lead to improved processing speed in infants, a common measure for IQ at that stage of life. Click on the thumbnail below for more information!