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Choline Food Sources That Will Increase Your Libido Fast

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Why do you feel so run down, exhausted, irritable, and unmotivated?  Why do you feel as if you are stuck in a persistent brain fog? Is it stress? Fatigue? Depression?  It could be all of the above and this could be caused by nutrient deficiencies leading to lowered levels of testosterone and decreased overall health.

The Importance of Choline

A key nutrient for the human diet is choline. Choline, commonly grouped in the B vitamin family, is integral to many human body functions some of which are brain, liver, cellular, and endocrine system. Choline has been known to help reduce symptoms of depression, memory loss, and seizures.  Endurance athletes also use choline as an aid to build and maintain muscle as well as combat fatigue throughout peak training periods.

Side effects of low levels of choline include difficulty focusing, low levels of energy, and brain fog.  Deficiency in choline is no joke, it can lead to increased threat of a condition known as Fatty Liver, which results from slowed metabolizing of fat and increased accumulation of lipids in the liver.  Choline deficiency also slows the processes of the nervous system decreasing vital neurotransmission throughout the body.  If the brain does not get enough choline to maintain proper neurotransmission, it may resort to cannibalizing cell walls in order to obtain additional choline… plus it lends to a higher risk of memory loss and mental disorders.

Tremendous Libido-Booster

As soon as your body catches wind of choline, it processes it for expedited shipping in the form of neurotransmitters and sends the messages to… well, your package (too much?).  The arrival of choline prompts the release of nitric oxide, which is said to be the main center stage neurotransmitter and chemical mediator of libido and erectile functioning.  To put it bluntly, choline sparks the fire that helps you maintain a healthy erection.  Other hormonal benefits of choline are increased mood, energy, and motivation which can lend to overall increase in sex drive. Well, I say that’s a pretty good delivery.

Get In My Belly!

Now that you know the importance of choline and what it can do for your testosterone levels, the question is how can you get more choline in your life?  Choline is obtained mostly through the diet.  The modern diet, which tends to be geared more towards convenience and ease rather than obtaining the key nutrients the body needs, is lacking in choline.  The increased use of microwaves (heat is a real buzz kill for choline) along with the degrading quality of food, and the fast food culture has resulted in less and less choline in the modern human’s diet. Bottom line, choline is important…really important.  The next section will guide you through ways in which you can specifically supplement your diet with choline.

Super Supplementation

Though there is no official recommended Daily Value of choline in the human diet, the National Academy of Sciences recommends a minimum daily intake of 550 mg for adult males.  Choline is found in the form of phosphatidylcholine.  Phosphatidylcholine is a lecithin and the most abundant phospholipid in all cells.  This lecithin can be found in the following foods:

  • Proteins: Egg yolks (best if consumed raw), meat livers and kidneys, veal, beef, chicken, cod, salmon, caviar, pork, and beans
  • Carbs: Brussel sprouts, wheat germ, broccoli, spinach, bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage and mushrooms (consume with grass-fed ghee, this aids in the absorption of the nutrients)
  • Fats: Peanut butter, almond butter, vegetable oil, and yogurt, kefir, and raw milk

The best way to obtain choline in food form is from animal products. Foods such as nuts, and legumes contain anti-nutrients that may decrease choline absorption.  These foods can be consumed, but it is suggested that they are consumed in moderation.

When natural sources of choline are not enough, some may find it beneficial to seek a supplement to aid in maintaining a healthy level of choline in the body.  Testshock’s Cortigon, an all-natural cortisol suppressant nootropic blend aimed at lowering cortisol levels and increasing mental clarity, focus, memory and learning, is a great supplemental source of Cortigon.  Cortigon, being a nootropic supplement, can have a positive impact on intelligence and cognitive function as well as aid in the maintaining of choline levels.

The Choline Lifestyle

Now that you know what choline is, how it can impact your testosterone, and what you can do to supplement your diet with the likes of its greatness, the choice is yours: live in a brain fog of tired moodiness and low sex drive, or get out there and be the man.

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Christopher Walker is a co-founder of UMZU and creator of the Thermo Diet. He is the first person to get a Duke Neuroscience degree in 3 years. After naturally solving his own health complications with a brain tumor as a teenager, he has devoted his life to creating all-natural products and education to help men, women, children and pets to improve their own health naturally using science-backed research.
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