I’ll avoid the all-mighty ‘use the search’ response since I am bored at the moment and like to talk, whether it needs to be heard or not.
Must-Haves for me are deficiency avoiding ones; Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Magnesium, Zinc (Unless my diet is high in meat), and then creatine, whey, and choline.[/quote]
never heard of choline, what is it & what does it do?[/quote]
Firstly, choline is abundant in eggs, so you can just eat a shit-ton of them.
From what I have heard, it is a ‘vitamin-like compound’ (as it can be synthesized in the body) that is used in a lot of bodily reactions. It is also pretty nice for liver health and neurological health, and I believe it can serve as a methyl-donor (which I really have no clue what the hell that means, but apparently it’s good).
Also, I learned a little fact that the body makes choline at a certain level, and when you ingest choline serum levels go up, apparently when serum levels get past a certain point (140 is coming to mind, not sure about units) the excess goes to your brain, where it can help with acetylcholine production. (For this reason, I pulse choline between meals; surprisingly good for exam time albeit not too cost-effective)
But any ‘cholinergic’ compound does much of the same; Alpha-GPC, DMAE, Choline, Centrophenoxine, they’re all just ways of getting choline into the body.
Tl;dr: Liver health and brain health, possibly more that I am not read up on. Shit be cheap too.
If anyone can give a run-down of what the hell methyl-donors are meant for, it would be greatly appreciated