Choline is a chemical precursor or “building block” for Acetylcholine. Choline and its metabolite Acetylcholine are necessary for cholinergic neurotransmission as well as proper and efficient brain function.
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter found in both the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems. Rather than engaging in direct synaptic transmission between specific neurons, it acts as a neuromodulator on a variety of neurons throughout the nervous system. Acetylcholine plays an important role in both focus and memory. It also impacts neuromuscular connection in skeletal muscle fibers.
Ok, How Does It Help Me?
When you get down to it, high levels of Choline in your body allow it to get transformed into high levels of Acetylcholine. High levels of Acetylcholine in your brain can help you perform on a higher level. Think of it as being comparable to oil in the well-oiled machine that is your brain. It helps the whole machine run smoothly, including functions like attention and memory. Without that oil, everything comes to a halt and the engine seizes. When this happens, you get what is called “Choline depletion” more commonly known as “brain fog”.
Increased levels of Acetylcholine can help your brain be a high performance engine. You get beneficial effects that can include increased how your brain responds to stimuli, your ability to focus, and moving the things you learned from your short term memory to your long term memory. While you can’t take Acetylcholine directly, your body creates it using Choline. Eggs, Beef and Pork are high in choline and are great food sources, you can also supplement Choline using Alpha GPC (one of Mental Mojo’s primary ingredients) to really boost your choline levels.