Choline is needed for the proper transmission of nerve impulses from the brain through the central nervous system, as well as for gall bladder regulation, liver function and lecithin formation. It also aids in fat and cholesterol metabolism. Choline is beneficial for disorders of the nervous system such as Parkinson’s disease and is required for the manufacture of acetylcholine which is involved in memory, concentration and mood stabilisation.
Signs of choline deficiency: Cardiac symptoms, gastric ulcers, high blood pressure and stunted growth.
Inositol is vital for hair growth. This vitamin has a calming effect and helps reduce cholesterol levels. It helps prevent hardening of the arteries and is important in the formation of lecithin and the metabolism of fat and cholesterol.
Signs of inositol deficiency: Hair loss, constipation, arteriosclerosis, high blood cholesterol, skin eruptions, irritability.