citicoline

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citicoline

[sit′ikō′lin]
a natural substance that is a component of cell membranes. A pharmaceutic version is used to help stroke victims by inducing injured membranes to repair themselves, limiting cell death. The substance, manufactured by the human body, also helps the brain tissues to repair or replace circuits needed for normal functions. Citicoline treatment can be administered within 24 hours of a stroke.
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While there are other choline supplements available, the Optimal Choline Complex uses CDP choline and alpha GPC, which are the two best sources for humans.
Studies show that CDP choline can improve focus for ADD patients and prevent Alzheimer's while alpha-GPC choline shows promise for increased human growth hormone and athletic performance.
CDP choline acts as an intermediate in the synthesis of neuronal membranes, promoting healthy brain cell membrane structure and function.