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  • noun A psychostimulant and nootropic, an intermediate in the generation of phosphatidylcholine from choline.

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  • For people looking for a dose of mental edge, a purported brain enhancer called citicoline is popping up in beverages and dietary supplements.

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

  • Recent studies, however, have shown that a nutrient known as citicoline is effective in encouraging brain metabolism, an important factor in promoting and […]

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  • Among a bevy of dietary supplements and energy drinks aimed at healthy people, citicoline is frequently found under the brand name Cognizin, sold by Kyowa Hakko USA, a unit of Japan's Kirin Holdings.

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

  • Schwamm , vice chairman of the neurology department at Massachusetts General Hospital, says despite inconclusive results so far, citicoline is a "reasonable" option for stroke patients because clinical trials have showed promise—such as improvement in brain scans in some patients.

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

  • Doctors say a study of more than 2,000 people funded by Ferrer—the largest ever on citicoline for stroke—may provide definitive evidence.

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

  • The popular 5-Hour Energy drink from Living Essentials LLC, Farmington Hills, Mich., contains citicoline in a "proprietary energy blend," but the company won't say how much.

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

  • A Cochrane Collaboration review, last updated in 2010, looked at 14 studies and concluded there is evidence that citicoline "has a positive effect on memory and behavior at least in the medium term."

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

  • But a new Kyowa-funded study of 60 healthy women found a monthlong regime of daily doses of citicoline resulted in improved attention and fewer errors on a cognitive test compared with placebo, says co-author Deborah Yurgelun-Todd , a scientist at the Brain Institute at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, who is a paid consultant to Kyowa.

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

  • For treating memory loss, the group gives citicoline a grade of "C" or "unclear scientific evidence"; for stroke it gets a "B" for "positive scientific evidence."

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

  • Scientists believe citicoline speeds up formation of brain cell membranes and may boost production of neurotransmitters essential to brain function.

    An Energy Shot for the Brain

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