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Enhance Memory & Brain Longevity With This Little-Known Supplement Ingredient

Morgan Chamberlain
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January 5, 2023
Morgan Chamberlain
mbg Supplement Editor
By Morgan Chamberlain
mbg Supplement Editor
Morgan Chamberlain is a supplement editor at mindbodygreen. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in magazine journalism and a minor in nutrition.
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As Kirin Central Research Institute's lead researcher, Eri Nakazaki, Ph.D., has engaged in many clinical research trials on nutritional bioactives to determine their brain health potential. After all, there's a lot of research and development that goes into nootropic ingredients

But after years of brain longevity research, Nakazaki believes there's one ingredient that stands above the rest. Enter: Citicoline.

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Citicoline's brain health benefits.

Widely used in the United States as a nutritional ingredient since the early '90s, citicoline is a bioactive that helps bolster brain health and function.*

"This nootropic has impressive efficacy to nourish and promote our brain and executive function. It supports the structure and function of our neurons, neurotransmitter levels, and diverse cognitive metrics spanning brain energy, attention, memory, and cognitive performance,"* Nakazaki explains.

Here are just a few of citicoline's benefits, as demonstrated by clinical studies:*

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Citicoline consists of choline, a brain-critical nutrient that's found in some foods (e.g., salmon, eggs, shiitake mushrooms, almonds, Brussels sprouts). Despite being a part of our diet, most Americans fail to get enough choline. This is where supplementation comes in.

Eri Nakazaki's secret weapon for brain longevity.

"Leading mindbodygreen's brain guard+ formula, you'll find the powerhouse neuronutrient citicoline as Cognizin®, which boasts a robust body of published scientific evidence," Nakazaki says.

Taking a clinically researched, full-potency dose of citicoline (i.e., 500 milligrams) daily can help support memory, promote mental clarity, and even improve cognitive performance.*

(Hint: You'll find that exact dose in brain guard+, plus impressive nootropic ingredients kanna and resveratrol.)  

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The takeaway.

Our brains need choline, but it's sparsely found in the average diet. Nakazaki recommends taking a supplement with unique neuronutrient citicoline, like mindbodygreen's brain guard+, to help enhance memory, brain energy utilization, mental clarity, and even longevity.* Try it out for yourself—your brain will thank you!

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Morgan Chamberlain
Morgan Chamberlain
mbg Supplement Editor

Morgan Chamberlain is a supplement editor at mindbodygreen. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in magazine journalism and a minor in nutrition. Chamberlain believes in taking small steps to improve your well-being—whether that means eating more plant-based foods, checking in with a therapist weekly, or spending quality time with your closest friends. When she isn’t typing away furiously at her keyboard, you can find her cooking in the kitchen, hanging outside, or doing a vinyasa flow.