IntroAlpha-GPC (Alpha-glycerophosphocholine) is a choline-containing supplement that is also found in a variety of food sources. It is also present in your body in small amounts. Alpha-GPC is the most bio-available source of choline as it easily crosses the blood-brain barrier as compared to other sources of choline available in the market.
How does Alpha-GPC enhance brain function?
- Alpha-GPC is a precursor to an essential neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine’s function in the brain is critical for forming new memories, logical thinking, focus, cognition, and neuroplasticity. Acetylcholine deficiency can result in mental illnesses like ADD, ADHD and Alzheimer’s.
- Alpha GPC impacts the development of the cerebral cortex which is the information processing center of your brain. It controls intelligence, motor function, organization, personality, planning and touch.
Studies supporting the multiple nootropic benefits of Alpha-GPC
Increase in growth hormone levels: In one study, researchers showed that Alpha GPC contributed to increased levels of human growth hormone.
Enhanced dopamine levels: Another trial demonstrated that Alpha-GPC supplementation can boost dopamine levels in the brain. This can alleviate symptoms of depression and mood disorders.
Improvements in learning and memory: Alpha GPC supplementation has a demonstrated ability to improve learning, attention, and memory retention.
Reduced cognitive decline: Multiple studies have confirmed the ability of alpha-GPC to reduce age related cognitive decline.
Enhanced power output: A pilot study noted a 14% increase in power output as assessed by bench throws. This was associated with a greater exercise-induced growth hormone increase.
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