VitaCholine® Enhances Maternal DHA Status

VitaCholine enhances DHA Status during Pegnancy

VitaCholine® Enhances Maternal DHA Status

VitaCholine® is the premier source of choline, made to the highest standards to deliver relevant and compelling health benefits to your consumers.

To illustrate, a paper recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) highlighted the unique role choline plays in enhancing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) status during pregnancy. Balchem played a role in the randomized controlled trials conducted by choline experts at Cornell University that sought to determine the impact of choline supplementation on DHA status during pregnancy.

Key findings include:

  • Pregnant women who combine their supplemental DHA with VitaCholine® significantly improve their DHA status better than supplementing with DHA alone.
  • The results of this study are two-fold: we know that VitaCholine® is bioavailable in pregnant women, and VitaCholine® enhances DHA status in mothers. This allows for a greater supply of both nutrients to be available for the developing baby
  • Just 4% of pregnant women in the United States get enough choline in their diet so this newly established benefit of choline supplementation improving DHA status provides mothers with yet another reason to consider adding a VitaCholine® supplement to their diet.1

Balchem offers business solutions that could bring tangible weight to your products! Our Marketing and Sales team members would be delighted to discuss future possibilities related to this exciting news! Partner with us to learn how we can work together to develop great prenatal solutions for your consumers!


  1. Klatt KC, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2022 May 16; nqac147. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac147. Online ahead of print.

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