What Is Cognizin?

What Is Cognizin?

This time of year, many people are seeking something to help them maintain or improve their mental energy, memory, focus and attention to get the day-to-day things done, let alone get ahead during a changing environment. The need for mental stamina is even more demanding. This is true, no matter the activity.

A certain amount of physical activity enhances mental function, but as it becomes more intense, it places a higher demand on the brain. Unlike muscles, the brain does not store energy. The brain needs a consistent form of nourishment to continually generate the mental acuity it needs to meet the moment’s needs. Citicoline is a critically important nutrient that the brain requires to support the mental energy, memory, focus, motor speed, and attention it must have to complete not only routine daily tasks, but to perform complex activities as well. Unfortunately, this nutrient is not always available at the levels the brain needs, especially as individuals age, or are exerting themselves both physically, and mentally. A clinically studied form of citicoline to provide what a healthy brain needs to perform well. In recent years, consumers are more health conscious, and better educated, and thus are looking for science-driven ingredients that can address multiple needs.

What is citicoline, and what does it do?

Citicoline is a naturally occurring nutrient found in the brain. It increases an important substance called phosphatidylcholine that is critical for healthy brain function. Cognizin® Citicoline is a clinically studied form of citicoline that can supply the brain with the nutrition it needs to stay sharp. Unlike other cognitive health ingredients, Cognizin® provides brain performance as well as more comprehensive brain health support overtime.

How does citicoline support energy?

Energy reserves play a very important role in healthy brain function. The first vital benefit of Citicoline is its ability to help support the brain's energy producing centers. While the brain makes up only two percent of a person’s body weight, it consumes roughly 20 percent of the body’s energy when at rest. When performing difficult mental activities, the brain needs even more energy. Clinical research has shown that citicoline supports the health of mitochondria, the powerhouses within cells that actually produce the brain’s energy.*1 Healthy mitochondrial function results in higher levels of ATP—the body’s main energy storage molecule—in brain cells.

Why Cognizin® Citicoline?

Cognizin®, an innovative branded form of citicoline, is unlike artificial stimulants that ramp up energy and attention levels only to have those levels come crashing down later. Cognizin® provides nutritional support that helps fuel mental processes and enhance focus and concentration.

Scientific studies show how Cognizin® Citicoline's supports cognitive function and performance. The brain is constantly being attacked by various factors of our lifestyle including environmental pollution, internal toxicity, stress, and a lack of proper diet and nutrients. Citicoline may help combat the ravages of these effects by stimulating the nervous system process to maintain optimum sustainability of the molecular environment of the brain enabling a body to retain its ability to think cognitively and improve focus and attention.

One study on Cognizin® Citicoline's effect on focus and attention started with middle-aged women taking 250mg of Cognizin® daily*1, 2, and exhibited a decrease in omission and commission errors, thus exhibiting how citicoline can support focus and attention when performing physical tasks.

You can read more about this study here.

Cognizin® Citicoline has also been studied to show:

  • Scientific studies have indicated that citicoline is an effective aid for maintaining normal cognitive function with aging.*1, 3

  • Additional studies point to the ability of citicoline to act as an antioxidant in preserving normal healthy visual function.*1, 4

  • Citicoline protects neural tissue from the ravages of free radical damage.*1

Healthy brain function is essential to quality of life. As many individuals are dealing with ongoing post-pandemic stress, brain fog and simply burnout, addressing cognitive health is top of mind.


Cognizin® is backed by Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., LTD. Kyowa is an international health ingredient manufacturer and a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and food products. Part of Kyowa’s dedication to ongoing scientific research, quality management and consumer education, the Cognizin® brand leads the way in clinical brain research.

1. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

2. McGlade E. et al. Improved Attentional Performance Following Citicoline Administration in Healthy Adult Women. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 2012;3:769-773.

3. Qureshi ND, I, et. al. Citicoline: A Novel Therapeutic Agent with Neuroprotective, Neuromodulatory, and Neurogenerative Properties, 2010; Natural Medicine Journal. 2(6); 11

4. Grieb, P, et. al. Citicoline: A Food Beneficial for Patients Suffering from or Threated with Glaucoma, 2016; Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00073

This article was written by an employee of Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., LTD, the company that owns the patent for Cognizin® Citicoline and supplies this ingredient to MOSH. The opinions expressed in this article are their own and are intended to provide valuable information to our readers.