The properties of Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine
Alpha GPC (Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine, choline alfoscerate) is a natural choline compound found in the brain. It is also a parasympathomimetic acetylcholine precursor which may have potential for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Alpha GPC increases acetylcholine levels to improve memory, learning, and concentration.
Industrially, alpha-GPC is produced by the chemical or enzymatic deacylation of phosphatidylcholine enriched soya phospholipids followed by chromatographic purification. Alpha-GPC may also be derived in small amounts from highly purified soy lecithin as well from purified sunflower lecithin.
- Supports cognitive function in the elderly at high doses significantly more than CDP Choline.
- May increase the production of the human growth hormone (HGH or somatropin) by working with pituitary gland.
- Promotes increases in strength outputs during resistance training workouts (Acute supplementation with alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine augments growth hormone response to, and peak force production during, resistance exercise).
- May enhance lower body muscle performance (The effect of 6 days of alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine on isometric strength).
- May provide a steadier level of choline in the body than with CDP Choline (A comparative study of free plasma choline levels following intramuscular administration of L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine and citicoline in normal volunteers).