Molecule Monday: CDP-Choline

Happy #moleculemonday! CDP-choline is part of an emerging class of molecules known as nootropics, which are designed to improve cognitive function. CDP-choline acts as a choline donor, which is then converted into Acetylcholine(ACh). ACh is a neurotransmitter that is found in your central, peripheral, autonomic and somatic nervous systems and is responsible for things like muscle contraction, heart relaxation, and can affect short term memory. CDP-choline has been shown to improve memory recall, promote memory formation, as well as neuroprotection. Some rat data suggests an increase in dopamine release, as well. CDP-choline works best with an cholinesterase inhibitor(enzyme that breaks down ACh) like Huperzine A, or to a lesser extent, caffeine. They also work really well with racetams, like phenylpiracetam(I'll do a separate post on those later this week). Basically, nootropics are great way to increase mental focus and acuity without the feeling over over stimulation from caffeine and other stims. CDP-choline can be found in #resurgence by @blackstonelabs. Typical doses of CDP-choline are 500-1000mg a day as a standalone, and dose-dependent when using a racetam(normally a 2:1 or 4:1 ratio).


The Guerrilla Chemist
The Guerrilla Chemist


The Guerrilla Chemist was created to inform anyone from fitness enthusiasts to hardcore bodybuilders about the science of sports nutrition supplements. The sports nutrition industry is constantly releasing new products, some of which have insane claims. My mission is to bring you cutting edge research and the bottom line about all products aimed at building muscle or burning fat.