What is Cognitine? Cognitine is a dietary supplement of creatine monohydrate. Creatine is naturally produced by the liver and kidneys from the amino acids L-arginine, L-glycine, and L-methionine, but half of the creatine in the body comes from dietary sources, particularly from meat. Creatine is converted into phosphocreatine, which is stored in tissues with high energy needs, such as the brain and muscles, and the phosphocreatine is then used to generate cellular energy. Cognitine improves performance by increasing muscle creatine levels. Creatine is used by tissues with high metabolic demands, such as brain and muscle, to create energy.
Why take Cognitine? Traditional creatine mononhydrate is very unstable in the acidic environment of the stomach, quickly cycling to creatinine, a waste product of muscle metabolism. The creatine monohydrate in Cognitine has been stabilized in a patented process to withstand acid and minimize conversion to creatinine. This allows for lower dosing and maximizes effectiveness. Creatine monohydrate is traditionally used by athletes and weight lifters to build muscle but the importance of creatine is highlighted by the fact that people who can't transport creatine in the body end up with serious mental and physical delays.
Research is evolving to show other benefits of creatine: (1) supplemental creatine has been shown to increase levels of creatine in the brain; (2) children and adolescents suffering from traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, have less headaches, dizziness and fatigue with creatine supplementation; (3) vegetarians, who have lower tissue stores of creatine, experience improved memory with supplemental creatine; (4) patients with neuromuscular disorders may have improved function with creatine; (5) creatine, in combination with CoQ10, may help with conditions associated with mitochondrial dysfunction.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each 1/2 tablespoon contains:
|Creatine monohydrate||4 g|
Take orally up to 1/2 tablespoon daily, mixed with liquid or a soft food, or as directed by a health practitioner. Take separately from products containing caffeine (e.g. coffee, cola).
Caution: Consult a health practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. May result in weight gain.
Dairy products, eggs, fish and shellfish, gluten, peanuts, oil, tree nuts, sesame seeds, soy, sulfites, and wheat.