CDP Choline (Citicoline) - 250mg Capsules or Powder
CDP Choline (Citicoline) - 250mg Capsules or Powder
£21.99 GBP£26.99 GBP
Higher Grade CDP Choline for Memory Gain and Optimal Brain Development.
Why This is the Best CDP Choline You Can Get:
Pure CDP Choline (Citicoline) - Our CDP Choline is manufactured in our ISO licensed facility in the UK. It's 3rd party tested for purity in the USA to make sure it's the best that we can provide.
Get it delivered fast and free - UK customers can expect to get their full CDP Choline delivery in 1-3 days, and European customers in just 4-7 days. Delivery is free.
Get your money-back if you aren't impressed (rare) - You can be absolutely confident that your CDP Choline is covered by our 100% money-back guarantee. Our personal promise is that if you're not satisfied you shouldn't have to pay for it.
Real reviews - See below for the awesome reviews our customers have been giving our CDP Choline. PS: Big thank you to everyone who's taken the time to leave a review.
What is CDP Choline?
CDP Choline is our 2nd most popular Choline supplement (second to Alpha GPC), and is typically taken on a regular basis for its long-term brain development and memory benefits.
CDP Choline tends to give more of a "motivational kick" compared to Alpha GPC, because of its additional effects on increasing our dopamine levels (our motivation neurotransmitter chemical).
"Choline is essential for neurodevelopment and brain function." (University of Oxford - link to study)
Studies of CDP Choline and Its Essential Role in Building Our Brains
CDP Choline contains Choline, which is a naturally occurring B-vitamin that provides the "raw materials" used in 2 nutrition-dependent brain-processes:
Choline is used in the creation of the Acetylcholine neurotransmitter, used for communication between brain cells (neurons). (University of North Carolina - link to study)
Choline is used to build and repair the outer layers of neurons - the cell membranes. (University of North Carolina - link to study)
Without regular Choline intake, these processes are slowed down. It is widely acknowledged that "Choline is essential for neurodevelopment and brain function." (University of Oxford - link to study)
CDP Choline also breaks down into Uridine in the blood-stream, which is a naturally occurring compound found in tomatoes and broccoli. Uridine has been studied to "amplify" the effects of Choline in brain-development:
Uridine increases Acetylcholine release and increases the production of Phospholipids, which are used to build and repair neuron cell membranes. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - link to study)
A 6 week animal study at MIT found that 330mg/day of Uridine significantly increased neurite outgrowth (by as much as 121%). Neurites and dendrites are the long "tentacles" that connect neurons (brain-cells) to each other. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - link to study)
Another 2008 study at MIT saw significant dendrite growth for neurons located in the hippocampus region of the brain - the memory center. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - link to study)
Studies of CDP Choline and How It Can Significantly Improve Our Ability to Remember Important Information - Verbally, Visually, Long-Term, Short-Term
The Acetylcholine neurotransmitter produced by Choline plays a significant role in communicating information to the memory region of the brain (the hippocampus).
1,371 healthy men and women saw improvements in verbal and visual memory. (Boston University School of Medicine - link to study)
Improved immediate memory-recall among healthy men aged 18-39. (University of Milan - link to study)
Higher concentrations of Choline are associated with greater executive function, global cognition, sensory motor speed and perceptual speed. (University of Oslo - link to study)
A summary of 13 placebo-controlled clinical trials with 4,000 human volunteers found 3 months of Choline supplementation improved memory task performance by an average of 15.6%. (University of Perugia - link to study)
Studies on How CDP Choline Can Help You Focus, Concentrate and Get More Done
Because Choline promotes overall brain connectivity, studies have also shown it to increase levels of focus.
Improved attention among healthy young women. (University of Utah - link to study)
Improved mental energy by as much as 14%. (McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School - link to study)
Increases dopamine release, the motivation neurotransmitter. (Trabucchi M - link to study)
Increases the sensitivity of the dopamine receptors. (University of Barcelona - link to study)
Brain scans showed that people with higher dopamine levels tend to be "go-getters" and work harder. People with lower dopamine levels tend to be "slackers". (Vanderbilt University - link to study)
CDP Choline also breaks down into Uridine, which has been studied to enhance focus and concentration by encouraging the release of the motivation-to-work neurotransmitter Dopamine.
Dietary uridine-5'-monophosphate supplementation increases potassium-evoked dopamine release and promotes neurite outgrowth in aged rats (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - link to study)
Chronic uridine modulates the stimulant-induced release of dopamine (Rutgers University - link to study)
"Uridine supplementation appears to enhance dopamine output from activated neurons without significantly affecting basal levels of dopamine" (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - link to study)
How to Take Your CDP Choline (A Step-by-Step Guide)
For most people, taking 500mg of CDP Choline every day will provide them with the right amount of Choline for optimal brain-development and memory function.
The finer details and scientific reasoning behind this:
The Recommended daily Choline intake: The Linus Pauling Institute and the US institute of Medicine recommend that only a daily basis, men should get 550mg and women get 425mg of Choline
Calculate your current Choline intake: Roughly work out your daily Choline intake from your diet using this official calculator. Most of our UK customers typically get about 200mg of Choline per day from their diet.
PS: If you are way below 550mg/425mg - you're in a position to make some great cognitive gains right here.
Understand how much Choline CDP Choline gives you: CDP Choline is 18.5% Choine by weight, which means that each 250mg CDP Choline tablet would give you 46 mg of Choline and 1 gram of CDP Choline powder would give you 185mg of Choline.
CDP Choline lasts in the body for 3 days: Taking CDP Choline requires a bit of forward thinking because it has a half-life of 3 days. If you took 250mg CDP Choline today, you would get 46mg of Choline. But if you continued to take once per day for a total of 3 days, your body would have an extra 138mg of Choline (46 x 3 = 138).
Take your CDP Choline: Take however much CDP Choline you need to get the recommended Choline intake after 3 days, and maintain that dose to keep it at that level. If you wanted an extra 300mg of Choline, you could take 500mg of CDP Choline per day. After 3 days, you would have an extra 276mg of Choline.
Finding your optimal dosage: Some people have seen better results from exceeding the "official" recommended dose. According to Dr. Steven Zeisel, 10% of men would be better served by getting 850mg/day of Choline. All of our bodies break down Choline at different rates, so some people may need more.
Knowing your limit: If you produce too much Acetylcholine from too much Choline intake, you will get a headache or experience brain-fog. This won't last long, but it's a good indication of what your "limit" is.
For Brain Development and Memory Enhancement, These Supplements May Also Give You a Big Return on Your Investment:
1. Alpha GPC (vs CDP Choline)
You should choose either CDP Choline or Alpha GPC as your "core" Choline supplement. They are both taken for essentially the same reason - to lift your Choline levels - so we do recommend trying both to see which one you prefer.
Personally, I find that CDP Choline gives me a bit more of a motivational "kick" than Alpha GPC - although Alpha GPC is by far the most popular Choline supplement on the market because it contains a large Choline content of 40% - compared to the 18.5% of CDP Choline.
Note: Most biohackers recommen taking only a single Choline supplement at a time (so either CDP Choline or Alpha GPC) - Too much Choline can cause nausea.
While CDP Choline does raise your Uridine levels, taking a Uridine Monophosphate supplement will give you a much more noticeable "boost" to your mental performance: about 10x more than just by taking CDP Choline as a Uridine source.
If you are already taking a Choline supplement, taking Uridine is your "next step" - it amplifies Choline's ability to produce Acetylcholine (the learning neurotransmitter), build and repair brain-cells and encourages dopamine release (more motivation)
4 Reasons to Feel Confident When Buying from Focus Supplements:
Now that you have read the science and the studies - and you understand that this supplement is a great investment into your mindset - you may be looking for the best place to get it. Here's where we try to sell ourselves:
Reason #1: Feel Confident That Your Supplements Are of the Highest Quality - All of your supplements are tested for purity in a 3rd party lab in the USA.
Reason #2:You Can Easily Ask Us Any Questions - Myself (Jon), Jack and Chris are easy goingand are always willing to help.
Reason #3:Quickly Get Your Supplements Delivered, Absolutely Free To The UK (1-2 Days) Or Europe (4-7 Days)
Reason #4: Your mindset benefits are guaranteed - You are always covered by our 100% money-back guarantee if you don't feel the improvement. This hardly ever happens.
Whichever retailer you choose, I hope that you feel the positive mindset results that you wanted - I'm always amazed by some of the product reviews that we get every day (I read every one)
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