Chemical name: Cytidine-5'-diphosphocholine
Appearance: White crystalline powder
Molecular formula: C14H26N4O11P2
Molecular weight: 488.32
CDP Choline is an intermediate compound between Choline and phosphatidyl-Choline which is the primary substance for creating cell walls and membranes. CDP and its related compounds are important to all healthy cells, including brain cells. CDP Choline is considered a memory enhancer because it is a building block needed to produce the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. The acetylcholine metabolism in the brain helps regulate mood, memory and intelligence. Studies indicate that more acetylcholine in the brain may improve all of these qualities.