Choline Deficiency Rampant in the United States
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), as many as 90% of adults and children in the United States do not meet the recommended daily allowance of choline in their diets. (Jensen H, Batres-Marquez SP, Carriquiry A, and Schalinske K. Choline in the diets of the US population: NHANES, 2003–2004. The FASEB Journal. 2007;21:lb219). Choline is related to the B-vitamin family, and though it is essential and has an established dietary recommendation, it is not considered a vitamin. Lack of choline in pregnant women and infants is associated with slowed development and is especially important for brain and neurological function. In adults, deficiencies in choline are related to low energy, memory issues, concentration difficulty, nerve damage, and even mood disorders.
In response to this need, EuroPharma, Inc.®, makers of the Terry Naturally® brand of dietary supplements, has launched Choline with B-Complex.
“In light of the extraordinary amount of the population that does not get enough choline through diet alone, I thought it was especially important to launch a quality choline product. I also included the B-vitamin family in their biologically active form because these nutrients work together as a family for the most optimal health outcomes,” states Terry Lemerond, president and founder of EuroPharma, Inc., “Additionally, many prescription and over the counter drugs in the anticholinergic family actually deplete choline from the body. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Neurology) found that use of these drugs could play a role in brain atrophy and dementia.” [Risacher SL, McDonald BC, Tallman EF, et al. Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Association Between Anticholinergic Medication Use and Cognition, Brain Metabolism, and Brain Atrophy in Cognitively Normal Older Adults. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Jun 1;73(6):721-32.]
Terry Naturally’s Choline with B-Complex is now available nationwide at quality health food retailers and integrative pharmacies.
EuroPharma, Inc., makers of the Terry Naturally® brand, offers clinically proven and effective nutritional supplements that improve the health of America. Terry Lemerond, founder and president of EuroPharma, is well-known for innovation, and is credited as the first to introduce glucosamine sulfate and standardized Ginkgo biloba to the U.S. natural products market. Some of his current exclusive products include Curamin®, winner of 26 awards for pain relief; CuraMed®, containing the most clinically studied enhanced absorption curcumin in the world, with beneficial turmeric oil with turmerones, and the #1 product in its category according to SPINS data*; SagaPro® for bladder health; Vectomega® full-spectrum omega-3 salmon extract; Traumaplant® Comfrey Cream; and FastBlock® Allergy Relief. The full line of dietary supplements is available throughout the U.S. in both the health food store and professional distribution channels. At EuroPharma, Our Passion is Your Health™.
*SPINScan Other Herbal Formulas, Total US - Natural Channel, 52 wk Data Ending 8/7/16