Uridine – a nucleoside found naturally in the human body as a building block of RNA strands. Since RNA has a major role in the nervous system, uridine has a great impact on its function.
It is supplemented to promote nervous system function. Uridine is recommended especially to persons undertaking strenuos mental activity. It may increase congitive abilities, facilitate focus and memory. It is suggested that supplementation with this nucleoside influences beneficially the body’s ability to form connection between synapses.
Uridine may also exert a beneficial impact on mental function by influencing directly acetylcholine synthesis.
In addition, uridine supplementation may prove effective in persons struggling with bad emotional states (some sources report the efficacy of this nucleoside even in reducing symptoms of depression). It promotes the activity of dopamine responsible for well-being and motivation.