The brain is a complex organ that, even when at rest, requires a significant amount of the body's energy just to carry out normal operations. This energy is called brain energy — the capacity of brain cells to efficiently produce and utilize energy. It is crucial for optimal cognitive function and overall cognitive well-being. 

The brain’s use of energy is multifaceted, and the ways it is utilized can sometimes be confusing. Not having an adequate amount of brain energy can lead to unwanted mental fatigue and brain fog, especially for active adults who are juggling a busy schedule. Maintaining brain energy is essential for another way the brain utilizes energy — mental energy. This describes the ability to sustain focus and attention to help you stay on task. 

According to a recent survey conducted by Kyowa Hakko, manufacturer of Cognizin®, 66% of U.S. supplement consumers reported experiencing a problem with mental energy. The survey also revealed that, when it comes to improving their mental energy, 75% of the consumers looked for sustained mental energy throughout the day rather than short bursts.

How Citicoline Helps Fuel the Brain

Citicoline supports the bioenergetics of the brain. It is a naturally occurring nutrient that plays a vital role in facilitating the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the primary energy currency for cellular processes. ATP helps drive essential functions within brain cells, including neurotransmission, synaptic plasticity, and cellular repair.

By supporting ATP production, citicoline assists brain cells in receiving an ample supply of nutrients to sustain optimal levels of mental energy. The presence of ATP enables neurons to fire efficiently, facilitating rapid communication between brain regions and the transmission of electrochemical signals that are critical for cognitive processes like focus, attention, and memory.

Put simply, citicoline helps provide the brain with the fuel it needs to maintain focus and cognitive agility. 

Cognizin®: Helping You Stay on Task

Cognizin® is the only patented form of citicoline that has been clinically studied in healthy adults. Unlike conventional energy nutraceuticals, Cognizin® supports brain energy without stimulants, providing a more balanced experience.

Kyowa Hakko recently commissioned a study using Cognizin® that gives more insight into citicoline’s effect on ATP in the brain. This study observed a 13.6% increase in ATP in healthy middle-aged adults who took 500mg of Cognizin® daily for six weeks. These data suggest that citicoline can potentially improve frontal lobe bioenergetics and provide essential components needed to maintain cell membranes. This research underscores the benefits Cognizin® can provide to healthy adults seeking mental and cognitive energy to stay on task, particularly support for focus, memory, and attention. 

Other Benefits 

Cognizin® Citicoline aids in the defense and repair of brain cells to support memory in healthy adults.

Cognizin® Citicoline has been demonstrated to support focus and attention to help keep you in the moment.