Choline Chloride is indispensable for a number of fundamental processes in the body. Although a natural ingredient in many foodstuffs, the concentration is usually too low to ensure proper development and optimum growth in young animals.
Choline chloride is the most widely used – and most economical – form of choline for supplementing diets. Mainly used as an animal feed additive.
Generally classified as a B-complex vitamin (referred to as vitamin B4 in some publications), choline influences the metabolism of carotene and vitamin A in animals. It is in fact an essential component for ensuring the proper functioning of the nervous system. Choline plays a vital role in a number of different ways:
. by building and maintaining cell structures;
. by preventing perosis in poultry;
. by forming acetylcholine for the transmission of impulses;
. by building lecithin.
Name: choline chloride
Appearance: yellow dry powder or granule
CAS number: 67-48-1
Molecular formula: HOCH2CH2N(CH3)3Cl
Molecular weight: 139.63
Physicochemical Properties of Choline Chloride 60%