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The Safe, Proven Memory Drug Your Doctor Can’t Prescribe

Written by Wellness Club on February 27, 2015 – 3:41 pm -

By Nurse Mark


Doctors in more than 70 countries routinely prescribe this as a drug for head trauma, stroke, neurogenerative disease, glaucoma and more – but your US doctor can’t write you a prescription for it. Why? Because it’s not an FDA “approved drug.”

Medical studies worldwide, including many studies conducted in the USA, have proven the worth of this drug over and over for a variety of neurological (brain, thought, and memory) conditions – but for all our progress and medical superiority here at home, you cannot get it as a drug here.

Why is this a Big Deal?

Let’s look at a few things that doctors worldwide prescribe this amazing drug for:

In Japan and in Europe it is approved for treating head trauma, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases. European and Japanese doctors also prescribe it to improve recovery following an ischemic stroke (stoke caused by blood clot), as they have found that it reduces the damage caused by these strokes and improves healing.

In fact, a respected clinical neurological researcher at the University Hospital of Copenhagen stated in a recent paper:

[this] is the only drug that in a number of different clinical stroke trials continuously had some neuroprotective benefit.

So, this drug (that’s not a drug in the USA) is the king of drugs for ischemic stroke treatment – and ischemic (blood clot) strokes are by far the most common type.

What else is it good for?

Spanish researchers have found that it is valuable in the treatment of memory disorders. It has been found effective in improving memory retention, and in lab studies has been shown to be protective against the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Researchers at the EuroEspes Biomedical Research Center in Spain make the following statement:

Based on these results, it was concluded that [it] exerts antiapoptotic, neuroprotective and antiamnesic effects in conditions of neurodegeneration induced by A beta 4 plus hypoperfusion.

In plain English? It prevents the death of stressed brain cells, protects other brain cells from stress and damage, and helps to prevent the loss of memories (amnesia) that are a part of Alzheimer’s disease.

The “Eyes” have it…

Vision and brain and nerve function are all inter-dependant, and European researchers have embraced this drug as a treatment for both glaucoma and for ischemic optic neuropathy – two leading causes of blindness.

An Italian clinical researcher at the G.B. Bietti Eye Foundation-IRCCS in Rome wrote of his findings:


The extension of {this drug] treatment up to a period of 8 years lead to the stabilization or improvement of the glaucomatous visual dysfunction. These results suggest potential neuroprotective effects of [the drug] in the glaucomatous disease.

Non-arteritic ischemic neuropathy (NION):

At the end of treatment (days 60 and 240), T-NION patients showed improvement … Conclusions: Our results suggest a beneficial effect of oral Citicoline in NION.

Millions of Americans facing devastating vision loss and blindness could be benefiting from it, but tragically this is not a drug that their conventional doctors can prescribe.

What do overeating and cocaine addiction have in common?

Cocaine addiction is known to be associated with depleted dopamine levels in the brain. In cocaine addiction this drug has been found to increase brain dopamine levels and to reduce cocaine cravings.

In general this drug increases the brains responses to the stimulus resulting from eating and by doing so results in improved feelings of satiety and decreased appetite.

Researchers at our own Harvard Medical School studied this substance in cocaine-dependant volunteers and noted:

Subjects did not experience any side effects and [the] treatment was associated with decreases in self-reported mood states associated with cocaine craving. These preliminary data are encouraging and suggest that [this substance] warrants further study as a promising potential treatment for cocaine abuse and dependence that is devoid of side effects.

Helping to reduce the cravings for an addictive drug, and no side effects – isn’t that what our “War On Drugs” should be all about?

And with regard to appetite… again from the experts at Harvard:

RESULTS: After 6 weeks, there was no significant change in weight status, although significant declines in appetite ratings were observed for the 2,000 mg/day group. The higher dose group also showed significant increases in functional brain responses to food stimuli within the amygdala, insula, and lateral orbitofrontal cortex. Increased activation in these regions correlated with declines in appetite ratings.

DISCUSSION: These preliminary findings suggest a potential usefulness of [this substance] in modulating appetite, but further research is warranted.

Of course “further research is warranted” – this is a coded message to Big Pharma to say “this stuff works, and you had better fund us to either figure out how you can profit with it or to find some way to bury it so your patented drugs won’t have any competition!”

Imagine if there was a drug that your doctor could prescribe that would allow you to go about your day with your appetite under control – a drug without dangerous side-effects. Well, there is – but not in this country!

So, given the huge amount of research showing positive effects of this drug on a wide variety of neurological conditions, and it’s lack of any significant side effects, is there any wonder that doctors around the world routinely write prescriptions for it?

In much of South America a doctor would prescribe Somazina; in Austria the script would be for Startonyl; your Japanese doctor might prescribe it as Tesi Cholin, in China, it is known as Ying Di Te.

But in the United States? There is no name for it as a drug – no drug company markets it as a drug in the US. That means no doctor can prescribe the Sandoz drug Onquevit – even though it is widely available to doctors and patients in Mexico. It is not “approved” as a drug by the FDA and thus your doctor can’t prescribe it, your insurance company won’t pay for it, and if your doctor did try to ‘color outside the lines” and prescribe it for you he could face the wrath of the doctor licensing organizations and Big Pharma…

But all is not lost – there is a “loophole.” This amazing substance, considered to be safe and approved as a “drug” in so many other countries is available outside of the conventional medical system here as a “Dietary Supplement.”

Cognizin is a nutritional supplement that is the same as “drugs” that are prescribed in over 70 other countries. It is the same strength, the same purity, and works exactly the same when used in the same doses.

Even though your conventional doctor can’t prescribe it as a drug and your insurance company is not likely to pay for it, it’s not expensive when one considers all of it’s benefits.

It’s not an “overnight wonder” like many of the offerings of Big Pharma – it takes time, like weeks or months to work. But it also doesn’t have the nasty and noticeable side-effects that so many people have come to expect from many of their “FDA Approved” drugs.

We are receiving anecdotal reports of it’s good effects from our patients and customers: better performance with the morning crossword puzzle, fewer incidents of lost car keys (and lost cars), less frequent stumbling for words that are “on the tip of the tongue” and reports from family members noticing positive changes in thought and memory.

A suggested starting regimen would be 2000 mg per day for the first month to 6 weeks, and then dropping to half of that for maintenance. That translates to 4 capsules of Cognizin twice daily to start and then two capsules twice daily after that.

Given the strength of the research that clearly demonstrates the benefits of this “brain drug” that-is-not-a-drug, we believe it is definitely worth a try.

Learn More About Cognizin – The Miracle Memory Drug Your Doctor Can’t Prescribe



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Parisi, V; et al. (2008). "Evidence of the neuroprotective role of citicoline in glaucoma patients.". Progress in brain research

Parisi, V.; et al. (1 May 2008). "Cytidine-5′-diphosphocholine (Citicoline): a pilot study in patients with non-arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy". European Journal of Neurology

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