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Choline + DHA = Increased Uptake & Better Brains

04 March, 2018 by Van Eeghen

New research has shown that Choline increases the uptake of DHA and results into enhanced neurodevelopment.

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23 October, 2017 by Van Eeghen

Deliver a clear label with substantiated serving claims from organic, whole food powders

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22 November, 2017 by Van Eeghen

Spectra™ has won the 2017 FML Awards - Best Natural Ingredient - Health & Well Being

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Choline updates: EFSA and FDA publish opinions on Choline need

On May 20, 2016, the FDA issued the long-awaited food nutrition labeling Final Rule.  In it, the FDA has established a Reference Dietary Intake (RDI) of 550mg of choline for foods and supplement products that include the nutrient. Products with claims on choline content or benefits will now show choline and its percent Daily Value (DV) on the label, providing consumers with a highly visible measure of the choline content of foods.

 First discovered over a century ago, choline was recognized as an essential nutrient by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1998. Public awareness of the nutrient has been low, resulting in inadequate dietary intakes. A recent study on total U.S. choline intake found that approximately 90% of adults do not consume enough of this nutrient (Wallace, Fulgoni. J Am Coll Nutr. 2016 Feb-Mar; 35(2); 108-12.).  In providing for choline labeling on foods and dietary supplements, the FDA has taken an important step towards helping consumers ensure they get sufficient choline in their diets.  Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) stands ready to help fill this dietary gap with VitaCholine®, the premier brand of choline for supplementation. Read the full story here

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its opinion on how much choline is needed for different groups. The Parma¬ based authority set daily adequate intakes (AIs) for choline at:
• 400 mg for adults and adolescents aged 15-¬17 years.
• 140 to 340 mg for children aged 1-¬14 years.
• 160 mg for infants aged 7¬-11 months.
• 480 mg for pregnant women.
• 520 mg for lactating women.

Big data base The opinion was based on healthy population consumption data from 12 national surveys in nine EU countries. This showed mean total choline intakes ranged from 75 to 127 mg per day in infants, from 151 to 210 mg/day in children aged one to less than three years, from 177 to 304 mg/day in children aged three to under 10, and from 244 to 373 mg/day among children aged from 10 to under 18. For pregnant adolescents this was 336 mg/day and for pregnant women 356 mg/day. This ranged from 269 to 444 mg/day and from 332 to 468 mg/day in women and men, respectively.
Ready the full opinion here.