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It sounds almost too good to be true: a dietary supplement that makes people feel more energetic and alert, boosts memory and mood, and has almost no side effects.
Those are the reports from scientists about citicoline, a naturally occurring compound in the body that scientists believe enhances the brain’s ability to make brain cell membranes and the neurotransmitters involving attention, memory, alertness, and sense of well-being. Citicoline is a new ingredient in supplement drinks and is being sold in capsules.