Choline is a beta-hydroxyethyl trimethylammonium hydroxide and is categorized as an essential water-soluble B vitamin (vitamin B4). It is naturally present in plant and animal tissues. Like other vitamins, it plays a significant role in nutrition, but animals require choline to a greater extent than other B vitamins.
What does choline chloride offer?
Choline has a wide range of functions. The biochemical functions of choline feature three main aspects:
- It serves as a methyl donor in transmethylation pathways (via betaine in the transmethylation pathway).
- It is required for the transmission of nerve impulses (precursor of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter).
- It is important for the maintenance of cell membrane and structure as an emulsifier to transport lipids (constituent of phospholipids).
Care for quality
Eastman’s quality specifications are uniform all over the world, regardless of the production location. In the interest of our customers, we follow strict rules to guarantee the quality of choline chloride as a highly valuable feed additive.
Eastman’s quality management team has in-depth knowledge of and solid experience in quality certification—even in very specific situations—and is supported by sophisticated lab equipment. Our state-of-the-art production units use best available technology, generating advantages of scale and offering customers a high-quality product and reliable supply chain at competitive cost.