Citicoline, sometimes referred to as CDP-choline, is a brain health nutrient that occurs naturally in the body and is present in every cell. Cognizin® is a patented form of citicoline that has been clinically studied to support mental energy, focus and attention.
How does it work?
Citicoline is metabolised to cytidine and choline, which enter the brain and serve as substrates in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin, two major phospholipids vital for cell membranes. These phospholipids provide essential protection for neurons, aid in neural communication and are used to support brain health.
In addition, choline is needed to produce acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter that acts in areas of the brain that promote alertness, attention, learning and memory. Disruptions in acetylcholine function are associated with memory problems and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Moreover, if [CDP]choline levels are low, phospholipids are stolen from neuronal membranes for acetylcholine production. This results in a reduced rate of phospholipid synthesis and compromises membrane integrity.
WHY IS COGNIZIN® CITICOLINE THE BEST ON THE MARKET?
Where as most citicoline on the market is produced synthetically, Cognizin is produced using a patented, natural fermentation process to yield pure, high quality and highly bioavailable citicoline.