Citicoline is the generic name for CDP-choline
(choline cytidine 5'-pyrophosphate), an organic molecule produced endogenously and found in all living cells.
Think Drinks consist of a blend of some of the top-researched cognitive enhancers, including piracetam, carnitine and CDP-choline
to name a few.
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The dietary supplement CDP-choline, that acts as a brain-boosting agent and under study for stroke and traumatic brain injury, may prevent skull and brain damage resulting from alcohol consumption early in pregnancy, according to a new research.
They found that CDP-choline pushes back toward producing less ceramide, preventing damage providing the drinking stops.
Other phospholipids involved in choline biosynthetic pathways such as CDP-choline
, choline alphoscerate and phosphatidylserine clearly enhanced ACh availability or release and provided a modest improvement of cognitive dysfunction in AD, these effects being more pronounced with choline alphoscerate.
In vivo study was carried out to ascertain whether treatment with quercetin and CDP-choline intercalated in mannosylated liposomes exert any neuroprotective effect against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion evoked oxidative damage in young or aged rat brain)
Quercetin and CDP-Choline treatment prevented the increase both in young and aged animals)
Calatayud Maldonado V, Calatayud Perez JB, Aso Escario J: Effects of CDP-choline
on the recovery of patients with head injury.
In human health, CDP-choline
plays important roles in the formation of cell membranes and in supporting healthy brain function.
In particular, exciting research suggests that the growth hormone-blocker somatostatin can itself be inhibited with a nutrient called CDP-choline
, thus slowing the rate at which growth hormone declines.
Cognizin(R) Citicoline or CDP-choline
will be marketed by Kyowa Hakko USA as a food ingredient in the United States for use at levels of 250 mg/serving in various food products, beverages and beverage bases, breakfast cereals, chewing gum, dairy product analogs, frozen dairy desserts, grain products and pastas, hard candies, milk and milk products, processed fruits and fruit juices, and soft candy.
Citicoline, also called CDP-choline
, is an essential intermediate in the synthesis of the structural phospholipids of cell membranes and has been studied extensively for its neuroprotective effects following head trauma.