Choline Chloride 70 Feed is only available in USA.
Choline is customary classified as a vitamin. It belongs to the family of water soluble B-vitamins. It was formerly known as the vitamin B4.
Like other vitamins, it plays a significant role in nutrition, but its daily requirement seems to be hundreds of times greater than that of other vitamins.
Choline has three essential metabolic functions:
- As a constituent of lecithin, it is important for the construction of the cellular membrane and for the transport of lipids from the liver – thus preventing fat accumulation in that organ.
- As a precursor in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, interacting in muscle control.
- As a source of labile methyl groups, which are essential for numerous biological processes and therefore an important factor for healthy growth.
In the compound feed sector, choline is generally added as the hydrochloric acid salt choline chloride. It is widely incorporated in feed for poultry, pigs, crustaceans, fish and calves, as well as being an essential additive to pet food.
Choline chloride is produced synthetically from trimethylamine, manufactured in-house by Eastman. The complete production process is operated under strict conditions compliant with ISO 9000 and HACCP certification. Addition levels vary by species, but also depend on age, feed composition, environmental stress, and breed. The required addition level is the difference between the requirements on the one hand and the levels of naturally available choline on the other hand. It is augmented with a safety margin, to cover up for variations of choline levels in natural feed ingredients.
Choline Chloride is available in other liquid forms:
- Liquid 78%
- Carrier 50% and 60% on vegetable carrier and 50% on silica