CDP-choline is a nootropic compound often found as a standalone compound or in non-stimulant and stimulant pre-workout powders. This compound boosts dopamine levels in the central nervous system while improving the users attention span (1). CDP-choline is often mentioned with Alpha-GPC, as they are two of the three choline-containing phospholipids (the other being lecithin) that can be supplemented orally (2). CDP-choline can also be used to combat or treat memory loss in aging adults (3).
When to take CDP-choline
CDP-choline can be taken twice daily, spaced evenly, at 500mg-2000mg doses. This compound can be found in pre-workout powders or as a single compound in powder and pill form.1.Silveri MM, et al. Citicoline enhances frontal lobe bioenergetics as measured by phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy. NMR Biomed. (2008) 2.Plataras C, Tsakiris S, Angelogianni P. Effect of CDP-choline on brain acetylcholinesterase and Na(+), K(+)-ATPase in adult rats. Clin Biochem. (2000) 3.Hurtado O, et al. Citicoline (CDP-choline) increases Sirtuin1 expression concomitant to neuroprotection in experimental stroke. J Neurochem. (2013)