Citicoline is a precursor to the synthesis of phospholipids, in particular phosphatidylcholines present in the cell membrane.
In addition, citicoline allows the synthesis of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter of the central nervous system. This molecule therefore plays a role in neurological health.
Acetylcholine receptors are involved in the sleep/activity cycle, pain, anxiety, movement control as well as memory and attention. However, the amount of citicoline decreases with age. Another disadvantage comes from the low presence of citicoline in the diet.