The comprehensive Cognitex® formula was developed back in 1982 in order to provide optimal support for the aging brain. Now, Cognitex® Basics offers a more simplified, lower-cost approach featuring the following two key compounds that may not be obtained in optimal amounts when following a healthy diet. Alpha-GPC (alpha-glyceryl phosphoryl choline) is an acetylcholine "precursor" needed by the brain to produce optimal amounts of acetylcholine, which is critically involved in memory, cognition, sleep, and motor control. Owing to the clinical studies validating its brain-supporting power, Alpha-GPC is sold as an expensive prescription drug in Europe. The second compound, phosphatidylserine, found in human milk, is essential in helping brain neurons support memory and in promoting healthy nerve cell division and repair. Research shows it benefits people of all ages. Since 2003 the FDA has recognized that phosphatidylserine consumption may reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. Cognitex® Basics provides 600 mg of ALpha-GPC and 100 mg of phosphatidylserine in a daily dose of two softgels.