Centrophenoxine functions similarly to choline with key benefits that promote brain support and improvements in age related memory loss and mental performance.
What is Centrophenoxine?
Centrophenoxine is very diversified Nootropic with a large range of potential benefits.
It is a popular supplement, used for its believed anti-aging cognitive effects, especially in regards to age related memory loss and overall brain power.
Centrophenoxine is believed to be an advanced form of DMAE, a compound found in fish. It is a certain type of choline molecule that is thought to reduce waste build-up in the brain that is caused by age. This promotes to improve cognitive functions including focus, memory loss and other mental performance.
While many users take Centrophenoxine to improve memory loss, it may also have an additional and important role in fighting against an aging brain.
Centrophenoxine was originally developed to treat senile memory loss, Dementia and other memory degenerative conditions. It is marketed as Lucidril or Meclophenoxate and sold as prescriptive medication in parts of Europe and Japan. In most other countries, it is sold as a dietary supplement and has been researched for the last 50 years.
Benefits and Effects of Centrophenoxine
Centrophenoxine is a popular cholinergic compound containing DMAE. This is a natural amino acid produced in the brain that increases blood flow and the uptake of glucose. This is needed by the brain to repair damage from aging and help the brain be more efficient.
DMAE than converts into Acetylcholine. Most researchers agree that Centrophenoxine may work in raising the levels of this important neurotransmitter which sends signals between the neurons and plays a major role in memory function and learning.
Acetylcholine is also associated with creating new connections between brain cells (brain plasticity) which is thought to enhance thought processes such as reasoning and creativity.
Additionally, Centrophenoxine is thought to promote RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) which produces proteins that are essential in the brain. RNA is used by neurons to encode memory and repair damaged brain cells. When taking Centrophenoxine supplement, you can expect your memory to improve.
Finally, Centrophenoxine may help the body and brain get rid of environmental toxins, poisons and excess potassium build-up in the cells that happens with age and can cause the brain to slow down the communication signals between the neurons.
It is thought to prevent and reverse lipofuscin in brain cells, eliminating “age deposits” that have already formed and slowing down the rate of new ones. This is a potassium waste build up we can’t see that can cause these cells to not function properly or die entirely.
Researchers suggest that this is one of the major factors in age-related cognitive decline and memory loss. Waste material in the body can be noticed as age spots or brown spots.
The increase in communication between the neurons is thought to enhance your ability to think clearly, help you focus and increase your brain energy.
This is especially true for older people, where evidence not only has shown Centrophenoxine to improve working memory over time but also age related confusion and lack of concentration.
Why Take Centrophenoxine?
Centrophenoxine is considered safe to use and to recommend. There is no evidence thus far that indicates toxicity or interactions with other drugs, however, you should speak with your doctor first if you are taking other medications.
When taking Centrophenoxine in small doses on a regular basis, it may act as a neuro-protector and a cognitive enhancer, potentially improving brain power and memory formation.
It is touted as an anti-aging supplement, thought to improve age related cognitive decline, protect memory and repair damaged cells in the brain that may be caused by over usage of alcohol, strokes, chemicals and even simply old age.
It has shown to eliminate toxins and poisons from the body and brain and act as an antioxidant, helping to eliminate free radicals that can be very damaging to the brain.
Finally, this supplement is similar to DMAE, a compound we get from consuming fish, which is also known as a brain enhancer. However, it is reported that only 10% of people get the amount needed through food consumption and this may be why supplementation should be a consideration for repair or for prevention.
Centrophenoxine is commonly taken with other Nootropics due to its versatility in potentially improving many mental functions. Common stacks that are taken with Centrophenoxine are Racetams such as Aniracetam and Piracetam which may offer additional and greater enhancing combined effects.
Centrophenoxine can be purchased online without a prescription and is sold as a dietary supplement in almost all countries.
Side Effects of Centrophenoxine
Information on the safety of Centrophenoxine is limited however this supplement is considered very safe for healthy people and well tolerated in general when used at the proper recommended dosages.
Although not known, possible side effects can occur when taking higher dosages or when combined with other substances. Thus far, Centrophenoxine has shown to be non toxic with no known interactions with other drugs but it is recommended to speak with your doctor first if you are taking other drugs or medications before using Centrophenoxine to be sure.
An excess of Acetylcholine may cause muscle tightening in the jaw and neck. Reported side effects also include irritability, headaches, restlessness, jaw clenching, gastrointestinal tract issues and dizziness. If you experience any of these side effects, discontinue use and speak with your doctor.
Centrophenoxine is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.
When starting on any new Nootropic supplement, it is recommended to always take the lowest dose. This will help you determine how the Nootropic supplement will effect and/or benefit you and what dosage will work best for you.
Generally, the recommended dosage is 250mg-300mg once or twice daily. Some users can even take up to 900mg a day depending on their tolerance. There does not seem to be any adverse side effects reported at that dosage level.
It is suggested to take Centrophenoxine earlier in the day, once at breakfast and once at lunch to potentially avoid any sleeping issues.
These are just guidelines. If you have any questions, please consult your doctor.