Centrophenoxine is a cholinergic compound with long-term neuroprotective and nootropic activity. Studies indicate that centrophenoxine can improve working memory and be a general memory enhancer.

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  • Increases the levels of Acetylcholine in the brain[1]
  • Anti-aging effects[2]
  • Decreases the accumulation of cellular waste and toxins in the brain[3]
  • Antioxidant effect – decreases lipid peroxidation
  • Increases RNA and protein synthesis in the brain[4]
  • Increases glucose uptake in neurons and glia[5]
  • Decreases cognitive decline by reducing cellular dehydration[6]
  • Increases synaptic connections – improved neuronal communication[7]

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[3] Nehru B1 & Bhalla P (2006). Reversal of an aluminium induced alteration in redox status in different regions of rat brain by administration of centrophenoxine. Mol Cell Biochem, 290(1-2):185-91. doi: 10.1007/s11010-006-9186-7
[4] Sharma D, et al (1993). Age-related decline in multiple unit action potentials of CA3 region of rat hippocampus: correlation with lipid peroxidation and lipofuscin concentration and the effect of centrophenoxine. Neurobiol Aging, 14(4):319-30. doi: 10.1016/0197-4580(93)90117-T
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