New Citicoline Analysis

September 1, 2010

A review on citicoline scientific literature was published in the June issue of Natural Medicine Journal (vol. 2, no. 6). The article outlines citicoline’s neuroprotective and neuroregenerative properties.

A review on citicoline scientific literature was published in the June issue of Natural Medicine Journal (vol. 2, no. 6). The article outlines citicoline’s neuroprotective and neuroregenerative properties.

“Citicoline acts at multiple levels to support and maintain neural health and optimal cognitive function,” says study coauthor Irfan Qureshi, ND, formerly vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for AIBMR Life Sciences and currently chief regulatory office for Vitamin Research Products. “Given its widespread activity on neural tissue, it should be considered a comprehensive therapeutic agent for supporting brain health.”

Citicoline is a mononucleotide composed of ribose, cytosine, pyrophosphate, and choline. Among its beneficial cognitive mechanisms are increasing synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, a primary neuronal-membrane phospholipid, and enhancing the production of acetylcholine.