Overview:

CDP-choline (citicoline) is a highly bioavailable form of the B vitamin choline, which is commonly lacking in the diet. Choline is crucial for helping your body synthesize sufficient amounts of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is imperative for helping you concentrate and focus throughout the day.


In fact, a human clinical trial showed that CDP-choline supplementation increased both plasma choline and uridine - a component of RNA - by more than 100% (and the effect lasted for more than 10 hours). 


This is highly beneficial for improving mental acuity and cognition, as choline and uridine work synergistically to enhance neuronal integrity and create key phospholipid precursors that protect your brain tissue. 


Be wary of supplements that contain inferior forms of choline, like choline bitartrate, as your body is unable to effectively utilize them like it does CDP-choline.


Ingredient Name:

CDP Choline (Also known as: Citicholine, Cytidine Diphosphocholine)


Benefits:

- Enhances cognitive function

- Improves concentration and focus 

- Helps improve memory

  

More Information:

Studies on CDP Choline: https://examine.com/supplements/cdp-choline/


References:

Wurtman, R. J., Regan, M., Ulus, I., & Yu, L. (2000). Effect of oral CDP-choline on plasma choline and uridine levels in humans. Biochemical pharmacology, 60(7), 989-992