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I'm almost 9 weeks pregnant and have been supplementing with choline in addition to my prenatals. I keep reading that it build's the baby's brain in utero. My question is, what is the difference between DHA and choline? I think they are similar--they come from the same sources and provide the same benefits.
I don't know if anyone here knows, but I thought this was the most appropriate board to ask. I will also be talking to my doctor about it. Thanks.
They are both phospholipids (fatty acids).
Choline is used to produce the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is also used by the kidney to maintain water balance and by the liver as a source of methyl-groups for methionine formation.
DHA It is necessary for optimal neural development and visual acuity.
They both help neural development but work in different ways.