Choline Chloride is made up of white or deliquescent crystals and is one of the B categories of vitamins. This product can be used in nutritional supplements. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Choline Chloride?
Choline chloride is an important feed additive for chickens where it accelerates growth. It forms a deep eutectic solvent with urea, ethylene glycol, glycerol and many other compounds. Other commercial choline salts are choline hydroxide and choline bitartrate. In foodstuffs Choline chloride is often present as phosphatidylcholine. It is also used as a clay control additive in fluids used for hydraulic fracturing.
Possible Side Effects of Choline Chloride
Although Choline chloride generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
- A fishy body odor
- Gastrointestinal distress
- Congestive heart failure
- Excessive sweating
- Respiratory acidosis
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Choline chloride is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Choline chloride populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Choline chloride.
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