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 Posted 4/12/2014 11:17:43 AM


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I have a 2 year old with a chromosome deletion( There is some cognitive side effects) and this is something I have been researching quite a bit.  it is next to impossible to get any good idea on dosages or ratio though.

Three nutrients I see most often are

DHA (Fish oil)
Choline (usually Choline bitartrate or lethecin)
Uridine - No natural source available that is also bioavailable(liver doesnt destroy it) - not as well know as the other 2.

citicoline is a mix of the last 2, but at a really low percentage of what might be effective.

see here for percentages

Dr.Weil says toddlers need minium of 200 mg of choline

so if citicoline is only 18.5 % choline, you need to take 1100 mg of citicoline if a toddler. 

This is something I havent paid close attention to until now.  

So if a bottle says 250 mg of choline from choline bitartrate, i wonder if they have already done the percentage calculation

Is anyone else supplementing with these 3 nutrients?  If so, what dosage and what sources are you getting it from?

Im thinking fish pill + choline(choline bitartrate)/insolitol mix + uridine supplement. 
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Many of us here started heavy supplementation after age 35, and so supplementation for a two-year old would seem quite unusual to us.  As a member of LEF, you could contact LEF's naturopaths, for free, to get their opinion as what to do.
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Best IQ supplement I have found:

My internet chess score e.g. without the supplement is 1300, with 1400 or better.  Seems to improve concentrative abililties:

Exact dosage:

20 mg B6
3g L-Tyrosine
1g Phosphatidylcholine
200 mg. DMAE

take all together, once per day.
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That said, if you're feeling stressed, sad, lonely, despondent, angry etc., etc., or have been diagnosed with clinical depression do not take nootropics as these compounds can enhance such negative feelings. 

With bipolar disorder, or manic depression, nootropics can enhance; impaired judgment, irrational behavior, lowered inhibitions, delusions of grandeur, hallucinations, paranoia, hypersexuality, and other such behaviors of mania.

Additionally, nootropics can cause is a state of hypomania.  Hypomania has many of the clinical symptoms of bipolar mania but to a lesser extent.  With nootropic induced hypomania, one may experience excessive energy, excitement or aggression, lack of sleep, unusual exhilaration, irritability, etc.  This can occur spontaneously from just the use of a nootropic without any connection to events in one's life, or symptoms of psychosis.

Lastly, in some people, nootropics can produce or enhance a state of apathy, or a state of being emotionless. Those with autisum or on the spectrum  should use caution or avoid use.

Please be aware of these adverse side effects and if you experience them immediately discontinue product use. Nootropics can enhance


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