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CDP-Choline, aka Citicoline

Citicoline, officially named Cytidine diphosphate-choline (CDP-Choline) or cytidine 5′-diphosphocholine occurs naturally in the brain and is available OTC in over 70 countries under names such as Ceraxon, Cognizin, NeurAxon, Somazina, and Synapsine. Citicoline is a popular “choline” supplement for use in racetam stacks.

Basics of Citicoline

Among choline sources, Citicoline is unique, for

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Alpha GPC (Alpha-glycerophosphocholine) doses as high as 1000 mg three times daily have been used in some studies, but other studies report significant effects in volunteers at dosages as low as 600 mg once daily, at least in terms of boosting growth hormone (GH) [7]. As a nootropic, the general recommended dosage is 100-500 mg one to two times

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L-Theanine   [1]. an amino acid and focusing agent found in green tea and guayusa, taken alone is slightly sedating. The addition of caffeine helps to balance if out via caffeine l-theanine synergy. Though related both chemically and structurally to GABA, it’s analytical signature is far richer and more diverse pharmacologically speaking. In certain brain regions, it

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Both noopept and piracetam modulate acetylcholine and glutamate (AMPA) function. These may underlie most of the cognitive enhancing effects seen with both substances.

Both increase sensitivity to Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) [2]. Noopept actually increases NGF levels, and NGF has long been linked to healthy brain function and repair.

Both may help mitochondrial function; piracetam by modulating amyloidal toxicity and

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Social anxiety (SA) disorder also known as, Social Phobia, is a debilitating condition that almost everyone has experienced at some point in their lives. The most common form of social anxiety is fear of public speaking. This article will go over some of the common prescribed drugs as well as some over-the-counter (OTC) products that have been suggested to

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Phosphatidylcholine (PC), not to be confused with phosphatidylserine (another nootropic), is most commonly extracted from sunflower or soy lecithin. In mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, Phosphatidylcholine improves memory [1] and function of acetylcholine, a critical brain neurotransmitter. In the same models, deficiency of PC leads to increased rates of nerve degeneration.

The main dietary source of PC is unprocessed lecithin

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Many new nootropics users struggle with the fact that Adrafinil may not be working for them as intended. It is a common scenario that many excited users run into. They often get hyped up by friends and forums that rave about the beneficial nootropic effects of adrafinil. Later, after trying it, the user may become very disappointed and may start

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Well, it is yet another year and another new list of the top nootropics has been released, the top nootropics in 2016. This list has been carefully created by Peak Nootropics staff based on the data from our top selling products as well as from external trends we have observed. Like in previous years, efficacy, tolerability and price are the

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If you are curious as to whether nootropics are past their sell-by-date, you only have to take a look at the search term “nootropics” on Google Trends to see that people’s interest in these cognitive health supplements is far from declining.

While government’s across the globe are reluctant to pump vast sums into researching their potential cognitive health abilities, one scientist from

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Joe Rogan is a large advocate of ‘Alpha-Brain’, a strongly marketed brain supplement which is depicted as an optimizer, staving off memory issues and improving memory in healthy individuals. Alpha Brain and other nootropics are also being discussed on MMA forums. So what are the benefits of nootropics to MMA fighters and do they actually carry any benefits

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