Cytidine Diphosphate Choline, the
most active (and expensive) form
of choline, readily passes the blood-brain barrier and regulates
bioelectrical activities in the brain.
improves memory and learning
slows the progression of Alzheimerís
increases blood circulation and
oxygen utilization within the
is used mitigate brain damage
following a head injury
is helpful in the treatment of severe
is a valuable co-therapy for Parkinsonís Disease.
CDP-Choline: The New Form of Choline
CDP-choline stands for cytidine 5-diphosphocholine. This Unique form of choline
readily passes through the blood-brain barrier directly into the central nervous
system. Once past the blood-brain barrier, CDP-choline activates the synthesis
of critical components in cell membranes, boosts levels of neurotransmitters
such as acetylcholine, and enhances Cerebral energy metabolism.
By boosting mitochondrial energy production, CDP-choline causes the
re-absorption of cerebral edema caused by trauma or stroke
Toxicology studies have shown that CDP-choline is safe and produces no serious
cholinergic side effects. It is well tolerated in doses ranging from 500mg to
1,000mg a day.
The multiple mechanisms of action of CDP-choline indicate that it may be
suitable in the treatment of various forms of cerebrovascular disease, head
trauma, and some types of brain aging. CDP-choline exhibits a neuroprotective
effect where there are blood flow deficits to the brain caused by trauma and
In studies carried out in patients with head trauma, CDP-choline accelerated
recovery form post-traumatic coma and restoration of walking ability. The CDP-treated group demonstrated better functional results and reduced hospital
stays. In patients with less-severe head trauma, CDP-choline improved cognitive
and memory deficits.