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Healthy Origins Cognizin is marketed as a patented, branded form of Citicoline or CDP Choline (Cytidine 5′diphosphocholine) designed to support memory function and healthy cognition. Healthy Origins manufactures and markets the formula. The company claims the formula works by supporting healthy brain metabolism, protecting the neural structures against free radical damage and providing the brain with essential phospholipids.
Healthy Origins is supplier of nutritional supplements since 1996. The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh. Its mission is to provide consumers with quality products, developed and manufactured in compliance with strict FDA mandated cGMP guidelines. The company offers a wide range of condition specific formulations, from products aiming to assist with joint health to immune support formulas and antioxidants.
Healthy Origins Cognizin is designed for adult use exclusively.
Healthy Origins Cognizin contains the following ingredients: Citicoline 250 mg, Cognizin Citicoline (CDP-Choline), Gelatin Capsule (Bovine Gelatin and Water), Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, and Silica.
Healthy Origins Cognizin contains Citicoline or CDP-Choline (Cytidine 5′diphosphocholine). According to the manufacturer, the formula is free of sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, barley, fish, shellfish, nuts, tree nuts, milk products, preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors.
CDP-Choline is a naturally occurring biological compound which plays two essential roles in ensuring optimum brain health: it is an intermediate for the synthesis of Phosphatidylcholine and enhances the synthesis of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine. Also, the chemical seems to possess antioxidant properties, adding to its potential brain benefits.
Phosphatidylcholine represents roughly 30% of the grey matter of brain tissue and is an important component of cell membranes. Ensuring cell membranes health is extremely important to all cellular processes and inter-cellular communication. Acetylcholine is one of the key brain neurotransmitter, with roles in sustaining attention, increasing learning and short term memory, reward system, REM sleep and sensory perception after waking up.
Evidence although limited shows that CDP Choline may increase mental acuity, memory awareness and energy in older people suffering from memory impairment (such as it is the case of people suffering from Alzheimer’s). Long-term safety and side effects are not known. Some people have reported headache, insomnia, diarrhea, blurred vision, low or high blood pressure, nausea or chest pains after using CDP Choline.
The suggested dose is 1 to 2 capsules daily. No side effects are mentioned by the manufacturer. Consumers generally report good results after using Healthy Origins Cognizin (memory boost, increased mental sharpness and focus).
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- The formula is free of sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, barley, fish, shellfish, nuts, tree nuts, milk products, preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors
- Generally positive consumer reviews
- Potential side effects associated to Citicoline, even though the manufacturer mentions none
- Long-term safety and side effects of CDP-Choline are not systematically studied
Marketed as a support for memory and cognitive function, Healthy Origins Cognizin features the nutrient Citicoline which works to increase levels of Acetylcholine and Phosphatidylcholine in the brain. These play essential roles in maintaining, protecting and improving cognitive function and performance. Numerous research supports Citicoline’s effectiveness, as undergoing studies are conducted to understand even more applications (implications in age related memory impairment disorders, etc.).
Healthy Origins Cognizin particularly received good consumer reviews, which is why we believe the formula will work and will accomplish its purpose for most consumers. Given that there are some long-term use concerns related to Citicoline, we recommend you also consult a specialist prior to beginning treatment.