Phosphatidylcholine, found naturally in eggs, stimulates new brain cell growth and supports overall brain health.*
- Boosts cognition*
- Protects healthy brain function*
- Supports health memory*
Forbes magazine called phosphatidylcholine a "wonder drug." The magazine was mainly intrigued by its ability to stimulate the growth of new brain cells and neural connections – a process once thought impossible.
Phosphatidylcholine also increases acetylcholine, which helps recruit motor units, enhances reflexes, and decreases reaction times.
While all neurotransmitters are important, acetylcholine may be the most important for athletes. Muscles are made of motor units, and if you can recruit more by elevating acetylcholine, you experience an almost immediate gain in strength, power, and endurance.
Over the long run, this enhanced ability to kick in more motor units will likely result in more muscle mass.
Increased acetylcholine from phosphatidylcholine also improves brain function. People with high acetylcholine levels learn information more quickly, retain it better, and are better able to retrieve it when needed.
- Chung SY et al. Administration of phosphatidylcholine increases brain acetylcholine concentration and improves memory in mice with dementia. J Nutr. 1995 Jun;125(6):1484-9. doi: 10.1093/jn/125.6.1484.
- Che H et al. Comparative study of the effects of phosphatidylcholine rich in DHA and EPA on Alzheimer's disease and the possible mechanisms in CHO-APP/PS1 cells and SAMP8 mice. Food Funct. 2018 Jan 24;9(1):643-654. doi: 10.1039/c7fo01342f.