Citicoline and the Brain

We focus a lot on the “Brain Fog” phenomenon, and seek to bring you the best information available today. Here is a scholarly article, peer reviewed and published, concerning citicoline and the brain.

Citicoline (Cognizin) in the treatment of cognitive impairment

Mario Fioravanti1 and Ann E Buckley2

Pharmacological treatment of cerebrovascular disorders was introduced at the beginning of the 20th Century. Since then, a multitude of studies have focused on the development of a consensus for a well defined taxonomy of these disorders and on the identification of specific patterns of cognitive deficits associated with them, but with no clear consensus. Nevertheless, citicoline has proved to be a valid treatment in patients with a cerebrovascular pathogenesis for memory disorders.”

As a drug, citicoline has been proposed for use in traumatic brain injures, stroke, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and brain aging (Blount et al 2002) where it has the function of stabilizer of cell membranes and reduces the presence of free radicals (Zweifler 2002). In particular, there is some evidence of a stimulating role of citicoline for the release of dopamine neurotransmitters in the brain (Fonlupt et al 1985).”

Finally, the tolerability of citicoline has never constituted a problem whatever the modality of administration or the dosage. Despite these difficulties and elements of confusion between different clinical studies performed at different periods of time, citicoline has emerged as a valid treatment for patients with chronic cerebrovascular disorders or with memory problems.”

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy, Disease or Symptom?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a word that gets used a lot in this day and age. Have foot pain? Neuropathy. Get tingling in your feet? Neuropathy. Get numbness in your feet? Neuropathy. Wake up in the morning, take your first step, and get excruciating pain? Neuropathy. I hear this almost on a daily basis from my patients. First, let’s talk about what Peripheral Neuropathy is.

Peripheral Neuropathy is A. Peripheral, meaning not of the brain or spinal cord nerves. B. Neuropathy, meaning damage, disease, or dysfunction of one or more nerves (Webster’s Dictionary). I challenge you to think of the term Peripheral Neuropathy as more of a symptom than a cause. It is a word that describes something wrong with a nerve in your arms, or hands, or legs, or feet. What kind of something? As the definition states, damage, disease, or dysfunction. Still doesn’t tell you anything specific, does it? There is also a definition used by the Cleveland Clinic. “Peripheral neuropathy refers to any condition that affects the nerves outside your brain or spinal cord.” Yes, that makes it clear as mud. Then chimes in with “A nerve problem that causes pain, numbness, tingling, swelling, or muscle weakness in different parts of the body.”

Let’s put this in perspective. Say you are chopping wood for the winter. You miss with a bad swing, and the axe blade meets your shin, just above the ankle. You start bleeding and can’t walk on it. You get some help, and get to the hospital emergency room. The do their best to fix the damage, but for the last 2 months, you have a place that is completely numb. That is nerve damage causing peripheral neuropathy.

Here’s another scenario that is unfortunately becoming increasingly common. You are diabetic. You don’t always control your blood sugar very well. You refuse to be held hostage and decide you will eat what you want. You notice that more frequently you lose feeling in your toes. Then it went further into your foot. You doctor orders a NCV test, where they send electrical signals down the nerves and record if the signal makes it or not. Some of yours don’t make it, and the doctor tells you that it is from your uncontrolled blood sugar eating away the covering at the end of the nerves. You have a disease causing peripheral neuropathy.

The treatments for peripheral neuropathy are not a one size fits all. As you can see, the causes can be very different. Knowing the cause will help you and your doctor find the proper treatment. If they can’t find out why, how do they know what to do?

Brain Health

Brain health. It’s not something we hear people talk about, unless it’s already something bad. We hear dementia, memory loss, Alzheimer’s all over the place. We don’t hear about how to prevent these disorders and diseases. What causes these disorders or diseases. What can we do to help our brain?

If you spend time searching for your car keys or cell phone, you’re not alone. One survey found that in the past week, 39% of people forgot where they put everyday items. People 18 to 34 years old were more likely than seniors 55 and older to misplace car keys or not remember what day it was.* Keeping your brain in tiptop shape is important no matter your age.

When we age, phosphatidylcholine levels drop. This spells trouble for brain cells. Higher phosphatidylcholine levels are associated with better verbal learning, an important measure of

cognition. In memory tests, older people who take citicoline are better able to recall words and objects.*

Clarity, by Bodytech Enhancements, offers you a solution. Clarity carries citicoline within a lipid bilayer. It’s absorbed quickly and easily, perfect for those with compromised gut function or who don’t like to swallow pills.

Clarity Is Recommended For:

• Optimizing brain function*

• Improving attention, focus, and memory*

• Healthy cognition through life*

• Brain cell protection and repair*

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* Survey Shows Millennials Are More Forgetful Than Seniors Retrieved

(on August 24, 2021) from website:


* Cognizin Studies Retrieved (on August 24, 2021) from website: https://

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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