September 28, 2022

Nootropic to optimize overall cognitive health

At this time of year, many people are looking for something to help them maintain or improve their mental energy, memory, focus, and focus to complete daily tasks, not to mention navigate a changing environment. The need for mental endurance is even more demanding. This is true no matter the activity.

A certain amount of physical activity improves mental function, but as it becomes more intense, it puts more strain on the brain. Unlike muscles, the brain does not store energy. The brain needs a constant form of nourishment to continually generate the mental acuity it needs to meet the needs of the moment. Citicoline is a critically important nutrient needed by the brain to support the mental energy, memory, concentration, motor speed and attention it needs to perform not only routine daily tasks, but also to perform complex activities.

Unfortunately, this nutrient is not always available at the levels the brain needs, especially as individuals age or exercise both physically and mentally. A clinically studied form of citicoline may provide what a healthy brain needs to function well. In recent years, consumers have become more health conscious and better educated, and therefore are looking for science-based ingredients that can meet multiple needs.

Citicoline is a natural nutrient found in the brain. It increases an important substance called phosphatidylcholine which is essential for proper brain function. Cognizin® Citicoline is a clinically studied form of citicoline that may provide the brain with the nutrition it needs to stay strong. Unlike other cognitive health ingredients, Cognizin® provides brain performance and more comprehensive brain health support over time.

Citicoline and energy

Energy reserves play a very important role in the proper functioning of the brain. The first vital benefit of Citicoline is its ability to help support the energy producing centers of the brain. While the brain makes up only 2% of a person’s body weight, it consumes about 20% of the body’s energy at rest. During difficult mental activities, the brain needs even more energy. Clinical research has shown that citicoline supports the health of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells that actually produce the brain’s energy (*1). Healthy mitochondrial function leads to higher levels of ATP – the body’s main energy storage molecule – in brain cells.

Cognizin®, an innovative branded form of citicoline, is different from artificial stimulants that increase energy and attention levels only to drop those levels later. Cognizin® provides nutritional support that helps fuel mental processes and improve focus and concentration.

Scientific studies show how Cognizin® Citicoline supports cognitive function and performance.

The brain is under constant attack from various factors in our lifestyle, including environmental pollution, internal toxicity, stress, and lack of proper food and nutrients. Citicoline can help combat the ravages of these effects by stimulating the nervous system process to maintain optimum durability of the brain’s molecular environment allowing a body to retain its ability to think cognitively and improve concentration and attention.

A study on the effect of Cognizin® Citicoline on concentration and attention began with middle-aged women taking 250 mg of Cognizin® daily (1,2) and showed a decrease in errors of omission and of commission, showing how citicoline can support concentration and attention when performing physical tasks.

Cognizine ResearchYou can find out more about this study here.

Cognizin® Citicoline has also been studied to show:

  • Scientific studies have indicated that citicoline is an effective aid in maintaining normal cognitive function with aging (*1.3).
  • Additional studies indicate citicoline’s ability to act as an antioxidant in preserving normal, healthy visual function (*1.4).
  • Citicoline protects neural tissue from the ravages of free radicals(*1).

Healthy brain function is essential to quality of life. As many people struggle with ongoing post-pandemic stress, brain fog, and simply burnout, cognitive health is a priority. Click here to find Cognizin® in many high quality products.

Cognizin® is backed by Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., LTD. Kyowa is an international manufacturer of health ingredients and a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and food products. As part of Kyowa’s dedication to ongoing scientific research, quality management and consumer education, the Cognizin® brand is leading the way in clinical brain research.

Learn during the Naturally Informed virtual event Stress and mental well-being: mastering the market September 20. Dr. Citrolo will cover the latest research at the conference A powerful brain health nutrient and nootropic to optimize overall cognitive health. register here to attend live, or to view on demand after the event.

References
1. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
2. McGlade E et al. Improvement in attentional performance after Citicoline administration in healthy adult women. Food and nutrition sciences. 2012;3:769-773.
3. Qureshi ND, I, et. Al. Citicoline: a new therapeutic agent with neuroprotective, neuromodulatory and neurogenerative properties, 2010; Journal of Natural Medicine. 2(6); 11
4. Grieb, P, et. Al. Citicoline: A Beneficial Food for Patients with or at Risk of Glaucoma, 2016; Frontiers of the neurosciences of aging. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2016.00073