Citicoline is a naturally occurring intermediate involved in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, a major constituent of the grey matter of the brain tissue. Once it is ingested, it is broken down into its two components cytidine and choline, which readily cross into brain and central nervous system. By consuming one capsule Citicoline CDP Choline, 50 mg additional choline will be available for absorption into the body. This relates to the amount of choline contained in 50 g meat or fish.
According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), choline contributes so some health-related mechanisms in the human body. Choline:
contributes to normal lipid metabolism,
contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function,
contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism.
Nevertheless, the basic requirement for an optimal brain performance is a healthy and balanced lifestyle. This includes first and foremost a varied diet, accompanied by an adequate hydration. Physical exercise also stimulates the cerebral blood flow and therefore contributes to an improvement of brain performance.
No wheat, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/ shellfish, no peanuts/ tree nuts.
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I use Citicoline since 2019 because my neurologist proscribed it (together with Nervonic acid) to me as adjuvant to my Multiple Sclerosis regular drug. I can't say it is the solution but for the last 2 years my MR scan are almost perfect.