Although Rob has already addressed this, it’s important for anybody following the Original Recipe in his blog post to remember to add Choline to your Soylent recipe.
Major Benefits of Choline
1. Used in the synthesis of a major membrane component phosphatidylcholine
2. Choline deficiency may cause liver disease, ahterosclerosis and other neurological disorders.
3. Is a chemical precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is involved in various cognition systems in your brain such as memory, mood and intelligence.
Some of the symptoms of choline deficiency are liver dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and kidney failure, so remember choline!
How much Choline do you need?
|Infants||0-6 mos||125 mg.|
|7-12 mos||150 mg|
|Children||1-3 yrs||200 mg|
|4-8 yrs||250 mg|
|Boys||9-13 yrs||375 mg|
|14-18 yrs||550 mg|
|Girls||9-13 yrs||375 mg|
|14-18 yrs||440 mg|
Refer to this chart to find out how much choline you need a day but on average you need around 500 mg a day with 3500 mg a day being the upper limit before you start seeing side effects like diarrhea, low blood pressure and worst of all a fishy body odor!
Where to get Choline
Choline is relatively cheap, from Amazon.com you can purchase Nature’s Way Choline 500mg for $9.89, which contains 100 tablets. Assuming you take 1 tablet a day, this will last you 100 days (ain’t that math hard!). The monthly cost of choline is $2.97 which I have added to the Poor Man’s Recipe.