CDP-Choline repairs, rebuilds and re-supplies the composites needed for neuron repair. Increases Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) for cellular function and repair. CDP Choline enhances the release of norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin & acetylcholine in the brain thus giving us a better more useful brain.
If you run low on CDP Choline it will cause liver damage and May Increase Risk of Cancer. CDP helps with cognitive performance and Improves Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. It may Decrease Inflammation, Autism, and Bipolar. Choline May Improve Recovery of Brain Injuries. It has been known to increase athletic performance and decreased appetite. Choline May Help Treat Drug Addiction and it essential to fetal development.
In Japan, 16 men and women were given either 500 mg or 2000 mg of Citicoline for 6 weeks. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was used to study the brains. They found ATP in the neurons increased by over 14%. And membrane phospholipids were increased by over 32%. These are specific areas of the brain associated with cognition, pretty positive stuff!
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CDP-Choline (Cytidine Diphosphate Choline or cytidine 5′-diphosphocholine) is also known as Citicoline. This naturally occurring choline source is present in every cell in your body.
CDP-Choline is unique as a choline source. Once it’s digested, it separates into cytidine and choline. When it gets to your brain, it converts back to CDP-Choline.
This choline is needed to synthesize the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). ACh is a primary neurotransmitter released by neurons. This electrical signaling between neurons is involved in memory, learning, cognition, and recall.
Cytidine is a component of Ribonucleic acid (RNA). This molecule is involved in coding, decoding, regulation and the expression of genes. But once it gets into the brain, it converts to uridine.
The signaling going on between neurons tends to grab choline molecules from cell membranes when choline is in short supply. This is where uridine steps in. It repairs those same cell membranes. To maintain neuron integrity.
Choline is considered an essential nutrient because your body uses it faster than it can produce it. So you need to supplement choline either from food or a supplement.
In fact, choline is so vital to cognition and nerve function that, without it, we couldn’t move, think, sleep or remember anything.