Choline bitartrate is a compound commonly found in nootropic supplements, particularly the stacks sold on Amazon.
Generally speaking, choline bitartrate is regarded as a low-quality brain supplement. It is nowhere near as common in premium, professional-quality nootropics as CDP-Choline or Alpha-GPC.
Few people use choline bitartrate in their own, home-made nootropic stacks. Instead, they tend to use Citicoline or Alpha-GPC.
Yet choline bitartrate is still one of the most used cholinergics on the market because of its prevalence in cheap, generic brain supplements.
Some of the top selling nootropics on Amazon use choline bitartrate. That fact alone makes it one of the most widely-used cholinergics in existence!
But does choline bitartrate really work?
I recently experimented with choline bitartrate, and I can now tell you with certainty that the answer is NO.
My 6 week choline bitartrate experiment
I used choline bitartrate every day for 6 weeks.
I took 300mg in the morning with a glass of water and a cup of coffee. I then took a further 200mg with lunch (plus more water and coffee).
I kept track of my performance as I always do – with regular cognitive tests, productivity trackers, and journals.
I didn’t expect to see much benefit from choline bitartrate. Yet despite having such low expectations, I was STILL disappointed.
I experienced almost nothing in the way of enhanced cognition while using choline bitartrate.
I didn’t get the same laser-sharp focus I get from Citicoline.
I didn’t get the lift in alertness and rapid processing I get from Alpha-GPC.
Honestly, I didn’t actually notice any improvement in any cognitive faculties while using choline bitartrate.
Does choline bitartrate work?
Not as far as I can tell!