A paper just published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) highlights the unique role choline plays in enhancing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) status during pregnancy. The new randomized controlled trial, conducted by choline experts at Cornell University, 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 that VitaCholine® enhances DHA status in the 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
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- Klatt KC, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2022 May 16; nqac147. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac147. Online ahead of print. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqac147/6586336?redirectedFrom=fulltext&login=false