Cholinergics can generally be broken up into two categories. In one category, cholinergic compounds like alpha-GPC and choline L-bitartrate may add more choline to your system. Other cholinergic compounds may actively inhibit the breakdown and recycling of acetylcholine, thereby increasing its availability in the body.
How Do Cholinergic Capsules Work
Choline is considered a macronutrient that plays a key role in a variety of physiological processes. Choline is often grouped in the B vitamin complex family for its close interactions with B vitamins, especially folic acid (vitamin B9).
Choline is naturally found in your body in the form of phosphatidylcholine, a specialized fat molecule. However, it can also be found in certain foods, including eggs, poultry, fish, dairy products, cruciferous vegetables, and peanuts and other legumes.
Choline is a direct precursor to acetylcholine and it is the most abundant neurotransmitter in the body. Acetylcholine is often referred to as the learning neurotransmitter.
Cholinergic Uses and Benefits
Studies found that choline may supports brain health and cognitive functions.