I was experiencing depression, mental fog, very slow mental processing/thinking (Neurological doctors call it Fluid Thinking).
I said "to hell with this" I am resisting this with everything I have! I tried all of the self healing creative visualizations, meditations etc. etc. But it didn't work.
I tried a lithium mineral vitamin supplement. It helped the depression a little. I almost always refuse to take Pharmaceuticals for any reason. Especially when there are safer, healthier, better non-drug options.
This is what helped me. I was very shocked and pleasantly surprised that I started improving almost immediately and kept improving steadily. I am back to my old self again as if it had never happened. And have been able to reduce my dosage of the Cognizin. I didn't reduce the Meriva Curcumin because it has many other health benefits.
Jarrow Formulas Cognizin Citicoline [stabilized CDP Choline (cytidine 5'diphosphocholine, phosphatidylcholine) Cognizin is a patented and tested form of Citicoline (CDP-choline, phosphatidylcholine ).
Jarrow Formulas Meriva® Curcumin Phytosome Phosphatidylcholine
(works synergistic-ally with the Cognizin because it has Phosphatidylcholine/serine and prevents inflammation in the brain (and whole body). Also helps
oint cartilage and more.)
Short version on why it works: Our bodies stop creating much needed neurotransmitters when we age. The decline starts happening around age 30.
These substances supply some of the neurotransmitters for us. Are bio-available And
are able to get through the blood brain barrier
. Not all forms of these substances can.
I am not advertising for this brand.
There are also other Clinical/Pharmaceutical grade brands available of the real Cognizin and Meriva, in effective dosages.
I am not selling it. I only give Jarrow as an example because I tried other brands and immediately noticed them not working as well. I have also had much success with other Jarrow Formulas; starting decades ago when my Allopathic doctor dispensed them.
Here is just some of the Cognizin research findings for you folks who, like me, want to know the science/safety/quality/purity behind anything I put in my body. I didn't include Meriva Research because it is just to much info!
Other reported benefits of phosphatidylserine include
lowering levels of stress hormones and improving sense of well-being, increases levels of several important neurotransmitters including
dopamine, noradrenalineand aetylcholine; and helps maintain the integrity of neuronal cell membranes.*
Citicoline [stabilized CDP Choline (cytidine 5’-diphosphocholine)] is a naturally-occurring intermediate involved in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, a major constituent of the grey matter of brain tissue (30%)*
Citicoline consumption promotes brain metabolis by enhancing the synthesis of acetylcholine and restoring phospholipid content in the brain, both of which positively affect memory and other brain activity.*
Cognizin is a patented and tested form of Citicoline (CDP-choline, phosphatidylcholine ), shown in a clinical study to help support cognitive health,
focus, attention, learning, thinking speed and mental energy.
A recent study compared the effects of 250 mg of Cognizin vs. a placebo. After 28 days, those taking 250 mg produced more than 50% fewer errors on a commission test, showing that Cognizin help support attention .1