Healthy Origins® Cognizin® is a trademark for Citicoline, (also known as CDP Choline and Cytidine-5’ – diphosphate choline) a nutrient that supports memory function and healthy cognition. This water soluble nutrient is essential for the synthesis component of brain tissue.
Citicoline provides antioxidant defense and stimulates enhanced communication between neurons in the brain. Some clinical evidence suggests that citicoline may improve mild memory problems associated with normal aging.
For The Evolution of Your Mind™
As we age, many people experience moments when they wonder if their memory is declining. Quite often, memory lapse is jokingly referred to as having a "senior moment."
How can you promote or support your memory? Is it possible that nerve activity controlling memory can be enhanced? According to cognitive research a solution is close at hand.
The brain consists of a network or nerves filling the cranial cavity of the skull. It functions as the center of the nervous system and the seat of consciousness, intelligence, and of willed and reflex actions. The nerves are excited electrically so information is transmitted from one nerve to the other during the period of excitement. This mechanism is also believed to be responsible for the act of memory itself.
Healthy Origins® Cognizin®, a branded citicoline ingredient from Kyowa Hakko USA is a precursor of phosphatidylcholine, a type of phospholipids that is a component of cell membranes. It is believed that citicoline stabilizes the membranes and when absorbed by the body, breaks down into cytidine and choline. Citicoline reforms in the body and is also converted to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter vital for communication between neurons.
CDP Choline (Citicoline) is found naturally in the body and Cognizin® Citicoline has been shown to be a very pure, nutritional ingredient used in numerous nutritional and clinical studies.
How Does It Work?
Healthy Origins® Cognizin® works in three ways.
• Improves the means by which phospholipids are synthesized.
• Increases key neurotransmitters.
• Exerts a positive effect on mitochondria, which helps all cells of the body - provides more energy.
Who Should Take It?
The human brain is a delicate organ of the body, constantly being attacked by various factors of our lifestyle including the type of hectic and stressful lifestyle most of us live. Memory loss can start anytime from the age of 25-30. It's never too early to start thinking about your "senior moments."
For healthy individuals, 250 mg of Healthy Origins® Cognizin® Citicoline per day is sufficient. The effective range of dosages for other purposes begins at approximately 500 mg per day, clinical trials have typically employed 500 to 2,000 mg of Cognizin® per day.*