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Uridine

Uridine is a nucleotide base found in high levels in beer which is used for increasing synthesis of cellular membranes and for other neurological properties. It appears to have potentially cognitive enhancing properties, and is synergistic with fish oil.

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Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

Supplementation of uridine seems to be in the 500-1,000mg range, with the lone human study using the higher end of this range. It is recommended to take uridine with food out of prudency, but this has not been noted to be an absolute requirement.

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what effects uridine has on your body, and how strong these effects are.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
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Outcome Magnitude of effect
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Consistency of research results
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Notes
grade-d Minor - See study
Depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder have been noted to be reduced
grade-d Minor - See study
Depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder are fairly strongly reduced with uridine supplementation, but currently only open label studies are in existence

Studies Excluded from Consideration

  • Highly confounded with other nootropic compounds[1]

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Things to Note

Is a Form Of

Also Known As

UDP, UMP

Goes Well With

  • Fish Oil (Specifically DHA, for cognition)

  • Choline or other cholinergics (Cognition)

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