Centrophenoxine is a smart drug and a brain antiaging substance based on the molecular formula of the smart nutrient DMAE, commonly found in seafood and nutritional supplements. Like DMAE, centrophenoxine can supply the building blocks for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. In addition, it can remove lipofuscin deposits in the brain, heart, and skin. Studies have shown that the removal of lipofuscin deposits in the brain is correlated with improved mental functioning, while increased lipofuscin deposits are associated with decreased cognitive abilities.
Centrophenoxine, like DMAE, facilitates nerve transmission across synapses, the tiny spaces between neurons where neurotransmitters are released from one nerve cell to communicate with other nerve cells. Some research indicates that centrophenoxine is as effective as DMAE in neutralizing free radicals. Other research suggests that centrophenoxine is more effective than DMAE in slowing down the accumulation of lipofuscin deposits, at least in experiments on laboratory animals.
PRECAUTIONS: People who are hyperactive, easily excitable, have severe hypertension (high blood pressure), or suffer from or are susceptible to convulsions or involuntary musculoskeletal movements should avoid using centrophenoxine. Nursing mothers should also avoid using this smart drug because it can appear in breast milk. Side effects include insomnia, motion sickness, muscular tremors, hyperexcited states, and even a paradoxical drowsiness. Some instances of depression have also been reported. Centrophenoxine is more likely to cause insomnia if taken late in the day.
Dosage commonly used: 1,000 to 3,000 mg per day.