Nature's Way Choline -- 500 mg - 100 Tablets
Potent and effective; cheap too.
This is a long review, so for the sake of those who are not interested in reading my whole review: yes, I would recommend this product for reasons of affordability and potency; but just bear in mind that the pills are 500mg in size in a tablet form and the contents of each pill can be tart from the tartaric acid that the choline is bound to. That's it. Thanks for reading my review! :)
For those of you that are still interested in reading further:
I have put together some thoughts from my experience with this exact brand and form of choline that I have taken for years. Also, my review will be without specifics on medical or disease information due to governmental regulations and posting them here.
I started taking choline bitartrate at the recommendation of a friend who had an experienced background in certain medical issues we'll say; and I have been impressed so far. It works so well, that if I went a month without this or sometimes less, I know of it.
I have tried a more expensive form of choline bitartrate for about a month, that even had a registered trademark symbol ( ® ), and I went back to this cheaper form the next chance I got. The more expensive form was only 300mg, as opposed to 500mg in this one, and only had 60 pills in the bottle, as opposed to 100.
I did some research on choline online and here is a little info: Choline be found in cell membranes and is mainly found in the b-vitamin family. Choline is also found in beef, broccoli, eggs, milk salmon, and in other healthy foods. There are many important features of choline that I probably cannot list due to governmental regulations. (This information can probably be found online, though.) :)
Potent: 500mg of choline bound to tartaric acid. Tartaric acid can be found in plants like grapes, bananas, and tamarinds.
Effective: I cannot say specifically what, due to regulations, but I will say that I had better results with this than a more expensive kind.
Cheap, or affordable: 100 pills at 500mg for about %50 off retail is what added to me giving this product *****.
The best lid I've ever seen on a container: The lid on this bottle can be easily unscrewed, but it also has a top that can be popped-open if the lid is still screwed-on. I would give the lid for this product 6 stars, or ******, because of this bonus feature.
Some points to consider: These pills are fairly big at 500mg, so if you have a hard time swallowing pills, you may have difficulty with these. They are not insanely big, but I would say medium to medium-large. Also, there is a yellow coating on the choline that wears quickly in your mouth, or in liquids, and if that does happen, you will probably taste the tartness of the tartaric acid. The pill will also be rough like sand-paper at that point. (If the coating is still intact, it should be smooth).
If you cut/crush these pills they will most likely be tart as well.
Final thoughts: If you are looking for a form of choline bound to tartaric acid that is potent and affordable, then here may be a viable option for you. :)
December 10, 2014
Product arrived on time. Product is as advertised. Vitacost provides a good value.
December 2, 2013
great price, great product
good price. we take it with piracetam daily for better absorption. to be used together with nootropics (this or/and GABA).
August 20, 2013
This is one of the only 500 mg options
I am not crazy about this product, but it is one of the only brands that make a 500mg dose of Choline. I use this product for my dog's special diet, so I have to rely on it for the dose that I need.
July 29, 2013
this is the first choline product I've tried. it seems to be effective and I still use it.
June 13, 2012