Alpha-GPC can create positive effects in both your brain and body.
It promotes cognitive functions and has the potential to enhance an athlete’s power output.
This cholinergic compound has properties that also prevents symptoms of cognitive decline, especially in pa-tients with Alzheimer’s disease.
What is Alpha-GPC?
Alpha-GPC is a supplement that contains the vitamin Choline, which in higher doses has been shown to produce nootropic pharmacological results.
Unlike other types of Choline, when Alpha-GPC is ingested orally it has the ability to improve the concentrations of Choline throughout the body and in the brain, resulting in potential benefits to both.
In normal users, Alpha-GPC can improve memory, and enhance the ability to learn new skills and information.
When combined at 1200 mg dose with traditional therapy to treat the cognitive disorder Alzheimer’s Disease, Alpha-GPC produces positive effects and has been shown to slow the rate of cognitive decline and the progression of the disease.
Physically, the supplement has shown promising results in the ability to enhance the production of growth hormone and is of interest to athletes looking to increase their power output and performance.
The supplement is sold throughout the US online and in drugstores over the counter without any restrictions. Like all supplements, it is not regulated by the FDA.
As a supplement, Alpha-GPC has a positive effect on slowing cognitive decline and has produced favorable results that require additional research and testing in regards to applications in sports performance.
Other names for Alpha-GPC
L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine, Choline alfoscerate, a-GPC
Users report that Alpha-GPC is a great compliment to their nootropic stack. It helps them feel focused and alert, without giving them the jitters or making me anxious.
They’ve noticed an improvement in my short-term memory, and also feel that they more productive when taking the supplement.
I can definitely see how the science behind how Alpha-GPC works would make it a natural fit for older adults.
Those looking to improve their memory naturally without taking a prescription medication can use the supplement long-term to improve their clarity and memory.
An Alpha-GPC user reports:
“My husband and I are both in our 70’s and … we both have excellent cognition and mental alternates. We honestly believe that we function mentally above most of our peers… We strongly encourage others, especially seniors to use these products so that they can more fully enjoy all aspects of a full life.”
Some arguments have been made that by simply increasing the amount of Choline our diet, we could also see positive effects.