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 learning ability
increases blood circulation and
oxygen utilization within the
is used mitigate brain damage
following a head injury
improves memory (especially in
cases of memory impairment)
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.